The Stanford Shakespeare Company

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Dedicated to the performance of free, innovative, and high-quality Shakespeare at Stanford and in the Bay Area.

Our 2018-2019 Company

Renowned for creating entertaining, innovative, and accessible productions, the Stanford Shakespeare Company has received highly positive reviews both locally and nationally in the London-based magazine Plays International. A student-run repertory theatre company, the Company has previously produced such Shakespearean favorites as Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Othello, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, and Macbeth. Our most recent productions, Twelfth Night and Macbeth, had successful runs with multiple shows completely sold out.

The Stanford Daily lauded Macbeth as "resounding and brilliant," noting that we found "new ways to make the show feel fresh and accessible to its modern audiences." The Stanford Arts Review called Wars of the Roses "epic" and praised our "evocative costuming."

Prominent Shakespearean scholar Stephen Orgel acclaimed the troupe’s production of Titus Andronicus as “a genuinely original conception of the play, elegant and economical staging, and an adept and articulated performance with some really distinguished acting. I would go to see anything done by this excellent group.”

The Company consists of Stanford’s top student actors and tech crew who are devoted to the study and performance of Shakespeare. The Stanford Shakespeare Company strives to share the joy of Shakespeare with the Bay Area community by putting on free, high quality shows and doing outreach events, and we are extremely grateful to the Stanford Student Body and to the ASSU for supporting us with Special Fees!

Season Show
Spring 2020 King Lear
Winter 2020 The Comedy of Errors
Spring 2019 Measure for Measure
Winter 2019 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Spring 2018 Pericles
Winter 2018 Romeo and Juliet
Spring 2017 Twelfth Night
Winter 2017 Macbeth
Spring 2016 Wars of the Roses
Winter 2016 Antony and Cleopatra
Spring 2015 Much Ado About Nothing
Winter 2015 Lear
Spring 2014 The Winter's Tale
Winter 2014 Henry V
Spring 2013 Love's Labour's Lost
Winter 2013 Othello
Spring 2012 Romeo and Juliet
Winter 2012 Taming of the Shrew
Spring 2011 As You Like It
Winter 2011 Julius Caesar
Spring 2010 The Tempest
Winter 2010 The Merry Wives of Windsor
Spring 2009 King Lear
Winter 2009 Two Gentlemen of Verona
Spring 2008 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Winter 2008 Titus Andronicus
Spring 2007 Macbeth
Winter 2007 Measure for Measure
Spring 2006 Love's Labour's Lost
Winter 2006 Richard III
Spring 2005 Hamlet
Winter 2005 Twelfth Night
Spring 2004 Romeo and Juliet
As You Like It
Winter 2004 Othello
Spring 2003 Much Ado About Nothing
Spring 2002 The Tempest