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Being Shakespeare, by Johnathan Bate

Quick Info


Run Time: 2.5 hours


Dates:  Friday, Oct 7, 2016 @ 7:30PM

Saturday, Oct 8 @ 2:00PM

Saturday, Oct 8 @ 7:30PM

Friday, Oct 14 @ 7:30PM

Saturday, Oct 15 @ 2:00PM 

Saturday, Oct 15 @ 7:30PM 

Location: West End Studio Theater

959 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

$14-$20 for guaranteed seating.

FREE FOR ALL, Or Pay What You Will seating available at the theater 10 minutes prior to each show.

Stages Shakespeare Company presented the first U.S. production of the highly praised new play Being Shakespeare by the preeminent Shakespearean scholar, Jonathan Bate. This inventive work draws from Shakespeare’s plays and poems to further understand just who “the soul of his age” was (and what that age looked like). Highly acclaimed actor Joel Colodner brought to life an aging Lear, Hamlet torn between revenge and doubt, ambitious Macbeth, flawless Henry V ~ all while yearning to get closer to the man moving the quill.


Starring Joel Colodner*

Directed by Dan Beaulieu

Being Shakespeare by Jonathan Bate. Copyright © by Jonathan Bate, used by permission of The Wylie Agency LLC


*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.



Sponsored by

M. Christine Dwyer & Michael Huxtable

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