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View “Anti-Racism Next Steps” Shakespeare is not a voice we naturally turn to for racial justice. There are elements of his work that are problematic for Black artists and audience members. But at his best what Shakespeare tries to do in his plays is to see every person as a full and complete human being. […]
by Christian Wills, Arts Journalist-in-Residence What makes cheese and wine so special when paired together? Why do we often combine the two with the performing arts? How do we apply these to the holidays? For as long as we can remember, dining and entertainment have always gone hand and hand. Spending time with friends and […]
“Knowing that I lov’d my books, he furnish’d me from mine own library with volumes that I prize above my dukedom.” – The Tempest As winter turns to spring, join Del Shakes for a monthly book club diving into the world of Shakespeare-inspired literature. These online Zoom discussions will be held the last Sunday of the […]
by Gail Obenreder, Arts Journalist-in-Residence To end a challenging season – an amalgam of virtual events and safely distanced outdoor presentations – Delaware Shakespeare rounded out 2020 with an online reading of a challenging play, William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. After a year spent offstage, exploring the canon’s scenes, monologues, and nooks and crannies, Del Shakes actors […]
by Christian Wills, Arts Journalist-in-Residence The topic around race and culture among Shakespeare productions is an ongoing conversation with those in the theatre. Audience members can gleam onto an actor’s struggle between their true selves and what’s being represented on stage. For Del Shakes, the discovery of what a culturally-specific production is and how impactful […]
This holiday season, we’re inviting you to take part in a Diverse Book Drive to support Brevity Bookspace, a mobile bookshop that aims to provide all humans of Wilmington with woke words and wisdom! Take a look at this book list of titles by culturally diverse authors, make some purchases (due to COVID-19, Brevity is requesting new books only), and then drop-off at Grace United Methodist Church. Brevity will […]
Matthew S. Meyer, County Executive. New Castle County's Rockwood Park is the summer home of Delaware Shakespeare. www.rockwood.org
Delaware Shakespeare is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on delawarescene.org.
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Highmark Delaware is our Children's Activity Tent Sponsor.
Swigg is our Wine Shop Sponsor.
Delmarva Power have generously donated assistance and resources to Delaware Shakespeare. www.delmarva.com
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