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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 Dara McBride As I’m talking to Mariah Ghant, a director of Delaware Shakespeare’s Rosalind X 3, I’m reminded of the question my middle school English teacher – perhaps the first person to teach me Shakespeare – leaned on to launch classroom discussions. What resonated with you? In any talking about work and art, there […]
by Christian Wills, Arts Journalist-in-Residence In late April, Brevity Bookspace, Delaware Shakespeare, University of Delaware, and Wilmington Alliance teamed up to create a poetry event for the modern ages, entitled Write Outside Your Window. The premise: create a poem in 30 words or less that captures what you would say to Wilmington residents at this […]
By Christian Wills, Arts Journalist in Residence On March 21, Del Shakes held a Community Discussion via Zoom on its recently developed Antiracism Policy and Action Plan. Christian Wills shares his perspective on the event. As time moves on, the conversation around race starts to grow more vividly, showing no sign of letting up. Those […]
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS May 20, May 21, May 22, and May 23 at 8pm Where: Parking lot of the OperaDelaware Studios (4 S. Poplar Street, Wilmington, DE)Tickets: $30 Per PersonSeating: This is a bring-your-own chair event We’re excited to be back with a live, outdoor performance – joined by our friends at OperaDelaware. Shakespeare has inspired hundreds […]
With all the unknowns still present during the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Board and staff of Del Shakes have made the decision to postpone our production of The Tempest originally planned for last summer, until Summer 2022. You can hear more about the decision in a video message from Producing Artistic Director David Stradley: […]
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