Centers & Projects

Shakespeare Workshop

Shakespeare Workshop is a collaboration of faculty, students, and artists at UC Santa Cruz who are devoted to the study of Shakespeare’s works and to the mission of public higher education. The Workshop builds on a tradition that began in 1981, when Audrey Stanley founded Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and it extends an open invitation to members of the public to discuss topics of fundamental human concern, using Shakespeare’s works as a common vocabulary. Recent programs have focused on a translation of the Sonnets into American Sign Language, prison-based productions of Shakespeare’s plays, and Shakespeare’s interest in the experience of veterans and the challenges they face when coming home from war. The Workshop is also a sponsor of Weekend with Shakespeare, a summertime partnership with Santa Cruz Shakespeare, an independent theater company in Santa Cruz, California.

Samuel Arkin, Porter College
Brandin Baron, Theater Arts
Harry Berger, Literature
Michael Chemers, Theater Arts
Frances Dolan, English (UC Davis)
Kate Edmunds, Theater Arts
Lowell Gallagher, English (UCLA)
Patty Gallagher, Theater Arts
Ann Gibb, University Relations
Abigail Heald, Literature
Ariane Helou, Independent Scholar
Kimberly Jannarone, Theater Arts
James Kearney, English (UC Santa Barbara)
Sean Keilen, Literature
Unhae Langis, Independent Scholar
Marshall Leicester, Literature
Julia Lupton, English (UC Irvine)
Mike Ryan, Santa Cruz Shakespeare
Deanna Shemek, Literature
Emily Sloan-Pace, Independent Scholar
Audrey Stanley, Theater Arts
Michael Warren, Literature
Paul Whitworth, Theater Arts
Aimee Zygmonski, Santa Cruz Shakespeare

Kendra Dority, Literature
Nate Gentilin, Literature
Ashley Herum, Literature
Lauren Shufran, Literature
Melissa Yinger, Literature

March 7-12, 2017: Masked Acts Three Classic Plays of Gender Fluidity

March 3, 2017: Improvised Shakespeare

March 5, 2017: Acting Improvisation Workshop

February 1, 2017: Shakespeare and the Common Good: The Value of a Literary Education

August 12-14, 2016: Weekend with Shakespeare and Educators Workshop [conference, performance, and seminar]

April 23, 2016: Remembering Shakespeare, 1564-1616: Readings from the Works and about the Man [performance and concert]

January 29, 2016: Shaul Bassi: “Shylock vs. Sarra Copia Sullam: Reframing the Venice Ghetto, 1516-2016” [lecture]

August 14-15, 2015: Weekend with Shakespeare [performance and discussion]

June 2, 2015: Coming Home from War: The Arts and Humanities in the Public Sphere [symposium]

June 1, 2015: Cry “Havoc”!, with Stephan Wolfert [performance and discussion]

April 24-25, 2015:  Shakespeare and Classical Literature: A Research Conference, Harvard University [international conference]

March 14, 2015: Shakespeare and Music [conference and performance]

July 25-26, 2014: Weekend with Shakespeare [conference and performance]

May 23-24, 2014: Working w/ Shakespeare: The Winter’s Tale [conference]

April 9-10, 2014: Caesar Must Die: Shakespeare and Criminal Justice [film screening and discussion]

February 26-27, 2014: Shakespeare + ASL, with Monique Holt and Tim Chamberlain [performance, discussion, and workshop]

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