Shakespeare Festival St Louis - Shake 38
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SHAKE 38 draws upon the creativity of the city and puts it on display in every neighborhood.

All of Shakespeare’s 38 plays are performed by 38 different groups in a variety of neighborhoods and locations. From performances on rooftops to bars to coffee shops to street corners, only one rule exists: Make the play happen any way you see fit. The performances have included work by actors, visual artists, musicians, dancers, sculptors, and even chefs!

We had a great year celebrating Shakespeare’s 450th birthday – check back soon for our plans for April 2015!


SHAKE 38 – 2014


Browse by Genre

Comedy — As You Like It / The Comedy of Errors / Cymbeline / Love’s Labour’s Lost / The Merry Wives of Windsor / A Midsummer Night’s Dream / Much Ado About Nothing / Pericles, Prince of Tyre / The Tempest / Twelfth Night / The Two Gentlemen of Verona / The Two Noble Kinsmen

Tragedy — Antony and Cleopatra / Coriolanus / Hamlet / Julius Caesar / King Lear / Macbeth / Othello / Romeo and Juliet / Titus Andronicus / The Rape of Lucrece (Poem)

History — Henry IV, Pt 1 / Henry IV, Pt 2 / Henry V / Henry VI, Pt 1 / Henry VI, Pt 2 / Henry VI, Pt 3 / Henry VIII / King John / Richard II / Richard III

Problem Plays — All’s Well That Ends Well / Cymbeline / Measure for Measure / The Merchant of Venice / The Taming of the Shrew / Timon of Athens / Troilus and Cressida / The Winter’s Tale

View Family Friendly shows.

Blind Shake — An impromptu play reading open to anyone. Stop by and join other Shakespeare enthusiasts in celebrating the Bard’s language. Blind Shakes are led by a Shakespeare Festival Staff Member.

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SHAKE 38 Teen Council

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