Summer Camps on sale now!
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GreenStage’s summer theatre camps are perfectly geared toward kids ages 5-18. Whether you are looking for camps for very young kids (ages 5-7), or theatrically experienced teens, we have Shakespeare camps to fit all age groups. Our camps take students on … Read More

Support GreenStage with a Year-End Contribution!
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Aah, we’ve made it to the year-end holidays, and the merry wives of Santa have a small request: that you consider a gift to GreenStage as you resolve to make some charitable contributions to close out 2016.This is, of course, … Read More

Two weeks left for FREE Shakespeare
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There are just two weeks left in GreenStage’s 28th season of FREE Shakespeare in the park. Start making your plans now to catch all four of our shows—or to see them all again if you’ve already enjoyed them this summer. … Read More

Three weeks left in our summer of Shakespeare
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We’re halfway through our season of Shakespeare! There are just three weeks left to see our four touring shows: Cymbeline, directed by Vince Brady, The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Daniel Wood, and Backyard Bard versions of Pericles and … Read More

First promo pics from our summer shows!
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We’re delighted to share the first photos of the cast from our summer plays! The photo above (by Ken Holmes) is from our production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Daniel Wood. Sir John Falstaff (Paul Shapiro at … Read More

Rehearsals under way for summer of Shakespeare
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It’s one of our favorite days of the year! Rehearsals begin today, May 31, for the four summer shows of our 28th season! GreenStage will stage full-length productions of The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Daniel Wood, and Cymbeline, directed … Read More

GiveBIG EXTENDED through May 4!
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GIVE BIG EXTENDED! The Give BIG website was experiencing some serious difficulties on May 3rd due to the overwhelming generosity of donors like you! If you had difficulty donating, don’t fret! Seattle Foundation has been working hard to fix problems and have extended the … Read More

GreenStage and the First Folio
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One of the few surviving copies of the First Folio, the book that gave us Shakespeare, is on display at the main downtown branch of the Seattle Public Library through April 17. As part of the celebration of this rare treasure, … Read More

Final weekend for Hard Bard: Duchess of Malfi
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Sure and begorrah, this is the final weekend for our Hard Bard production of The Duchess of Malfi, starting with a special performance this evening, when we will turn St. Pat’s Day into St. SPLAT’s Day! Watch for the pot … Read More

Fans love Duchess of Malfi
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Fans are showing their love for our Hard Bard production of The Duchess of Malfi directed by Tony Driscoll. Our favorite so far was posted on our Facebook page by John Strobel: “The cast and acting were exceptional…Don’t let the threat … Read More

Here comes the blood! Hard Bard opens tonight!
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We just got some photos in from last night’s dress rehearsal of The Duchess of Malfi and it’s just as we hoped. No, as we FEARED: There’s lots of blood! This year’s Hard Bard play opens tonight and runs through … Read More

City support for the arts
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Our generous audiences dig deep to support GreenStage when we pass the hat at our shows, have special fundraising events, or participate in efforts such as the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG. (GiveBIG will be on May 3 this year, so mark … Read More

Duchess opens tomorrow! There will be blood!
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We’re as excited as can be to be on the verge of opening another Hard Bard show after taking a year off! The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster, directed by Tony Driscoll, opens Feb. 26 at Stage One at … Read More

Free tickets now available for The Duchess of Malfi
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GreenStage performances are always free, and that includes our upcoming production of The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster and directed by Tony Driscoll. For this show, reservations are a good idea; the show will be at Stage One at … Read More

HARD BARD is BACK!
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The long awaited return of GreenStage’s Hard Bard productions is finally on the calendar. Moving from Halloween to a space that fits neatly between Valentine’s Day and the Ides of March. So join us for a Bloody Valentine season of … Read More

Final week to go see a play!
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It has been a great summer, but GreenStage’s 27th season of FREE Shakespeare in the Park must wrap up this week. We will give the final six of our 62 performances between now and Saturday evening, with five of the … Read More

Two weeks left for free Shakespeare
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Time flies when you’re having fun, and we’ve been having a total blast with our four plays this summer. But, friends, it is August and you have just two more weeks to catch The Two Noble Kinsmen, Much Ado About … Read More

Whoreson, senseless villains!
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One of the challenges of doing touring productions of Shakespeare in the Park is getting all of your costumes, props, and gear from point A to point B. Sadly, sometime after last Saturday’s Backyard Bard play and before Sunday’s matinees, … Read More

The show must go on!
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Well, the folks who had been doing rain dances and hoping for cooler weather came through this past weekend. We got a little bit of rain. OK, it was quite a lot at times! The show must go on, however, … Read More

New venues, and a schedule change
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GreenStage has been doing FREE Shakespeare in the Park for 27 years, but we’re still finding new places to play. We’ll visit three of them this week. Tuesday, July 21 at 7 p.m. we will perform our Backyard Bard version … Read More

Tiki Bard
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GreenStage has performed Shakespeare in a lot of places, but next week we are in for a first. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, Backyard Bard Macbeth will take to the stage at the Hotel Albatross in Ballard–call it “Tiki … Read More

Away we go!
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GreenStage’s 27th season of FREE Shakespeare in the Park got under way last week. We were fortunate to have lovely weather, as the very hot temperatures let up a bit, and nice crowds turned out, especially for the Seattle Outdoor … Read More

GreenStage season opens next week!
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Ah, summer, sweet summer! Sunshine and Shakespeare! We’re wrapping up June, Independence Day is this weekend, and that means GreenStage and FREE Shakespeare returns to a park near you next week! Our summer season opens Friday, July 10 with three … Read More

GreenStage's 27th season opens in one month
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The excitment is mounting at GreenStage! Rehearsals are well under way and our 27th summer of FREE Shakespeare in the Park gets under way one month from today! What to do if you’re not rehearsing, directing, costuming, stage managing, teching, … Read More

Teary over Othello
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“Best Othello I have ever seen…I wept. What a great way to finish the canon!” Customer Name:  Donna King Customer Description:  on Facebook Source: current GS content

Canon Fodder: Othello
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage has completed Shakespeare’s canon! We’re continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today’s play is the one with which we completed the canon: this year’s Othello!  Teresa Thuman directs, Johnny Patchamatla plays the Moor, … Read More

Canon Fodder: Cardenio
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage has completed Shakespeare’s canon! We’re continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today’s play is Cardenio, GreenStage’s Hard Bard production in 2012. Scholars continue to debate whether Cardenio is the work of Shakespeare, John … Read More

Canon Fodder: The Winter's Tale
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage has completed Shakespeare’s canon! We’re continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today’s play is The Winter’s Tale, a rare indoor production for GreenStage at Hugo House in 2000. Tony Driscoll directed and played Antigonus. … Read More

Canon Fodder: Twelfth Night
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage has completed Shakespeare’s canon! We’re continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today’s play is Twelfth Night. GreenStage has performed it five times, in 1991, 1992, 1995, 2008, and 2013. It is tied with … Read More

Canon Fodder: Two Gentlemen of Verona
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage has completed Shakespeare’s canon! We’re continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today’s play is The Two Gentlemen of Verona, performed by GreenStage in 2007. Ken Holmes directed, and the cast included Ryan Higgins, Andrew … Read More

GreenStage a big deal!
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“With GreenStage, the story comes alive through the expression and emotions of the actors… we are so lucky to have them here in Seattle!” Customer Name:  Kelly Rogers Flynt Customer Description:  Seattle’s Child Source: current GS content

Good fortune to see LLL
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“The production is hilarious, and I was continually amused and laughed myself silly. Consider yourself fortunate if you are able to pull up a lawn chair and witness this truly entertaining troupe of Shakespereans!” Customer Name:  Janet Wasner Customer Description:  … Read More

Comedy of Errors a "fun farce"
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“All four actors were adept at physical, slapstick comedy, which had the audience laughing out loud, especially the kids. The intimate nature of the setting pulled us in; being able to see the actors’ facial expressions added to the experience.“ Customer Name:  Tiffany … Read More

Canon Fodder: The Two Noble Kinsmen
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage has completed Shakespeare’s canon! We’re continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today’s play is The Two Noble Kinsmen, performed by GreenStage in 1998. The Two Noble Kinsmen is a play that has been on … Read More

Engrossing Othello
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“This Othello isn’t just a final box to be checked off, but an invigorating, exciting take on the revenge drama.” Customer Name:  Dusty Somers Customer Description:  Seattle Times Source: current GS content

Comedy of Errors pleases
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“I loved today’s Backyard Bard by GreenStage: Four actors, minimal set/props/costumes/script. Fresh! Funny! Free!” Customer Name:  Mary Menard Customer Description:  on Twitter Source: current GS content

Canon Fodder: Troilus and Cressida
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage has completed Shakespeare’s canon! We’re continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today’s play is Troilus and Cressida, performed by GreenStage in 2001. Our Troilus was directed by David Nochimson. Jason Marr, who is playing … Read More

Kaboom! for Othello
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“The play and its players seemed to gather strength throughout the afternoon in the park and can be proud of their solid rendition of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy and the completion of presenting his entire canon.” Customer Name:  Alan Sydney Customer Description:  … Read More

Praise for Othello
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“Free Shakespeare in the park is a wonderful experience, a life blood coursing through the veins of healthy urban environments.  Way to go, Seattleites.  Way to go, GreenStage.  Keep it up.” Customer Name:  Bird Watcher Customer Description:  on The Ptarmigan … Read More

Canon Fodder: The Tempest
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage has completed Shakespeare’s canon! We’re continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today’s play is The Tempest, performed by GreenStage in 2005 and 2011. Cara Anderson Ahrens directed the 2005 show with Richard Clairmont (pictured … Read More

Canon Fodder: The Taming of the Shrew
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare’s canon! We’re continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today’s play is The Taming of the Shrew, performed by GreenStage in 1989, 2002, and 2012. The Taming of the Shrew was the … Read More

Canon Fodder: Pericles, Prince of Tyre
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today's play is Pericles, Prince of Tyre, performed by GreenStage in 1995. David J. “All We Need is a Cart” Dodge directed this … Read More

Canon Fodder: Much Ado About Nothing
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today's play is Much Ado About Nothing, performed by GreenStage in 2000. Stacy Lind directed and Ken Holmes played Dogberry. The photo above … Read More

Canon Fodder: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today's play is A Midsummer Night's Dream, our most often-performed play; we’ve done it five times over the years. The reasons are simple. … Read More

Canon Fodder: Titus Andronicus
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today's play is Tutis Andronicus, which GreenStage performed in 1995 and again in 2009. Tony Driscoll cooked up the Hard Bard concept for … Read More

Canon Fodder: The Merry Wives of Windsor
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today's play is The Merry Wives of Windsor, which GreenStage performed in 2003, and again as a Backyard Bard production in 2013. Ken … Read More

Canon Fodder: Richard III
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today's play is Richard III, which GreenStage performed in 2007. Tony Driscoll directed this play, the final in our series of Shakespeare's histories. … Read More

Canon Fodder: Timon of Athens
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today's play is Timon of Athens, which GreenStage performed in 1999. Ken Holmes, now GreenStage's managing director, directed this production and Erin Day, now … Read More

Canon Fodder: The Merchant of Venice
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today's play is The Merchant of Venice, which GreenStage performed in 2003. Amelia Meckler directed this show; pictured above are Peter Diseth as Saleria … Read More

Canon Fodder: Richard II
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Only nine other theater companies in the world have performed every play in Shakespeare's canon. With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will become the tenth! We're continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today's play is Richard II, which GreenStage staged in … Read More

Canon Fodder: Romeo & Juliet
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! Only about 10 theater companies in the entire world have done it! We're continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today's play is Romeo and Juliet, which GreenStage has performed twice, in … Read More

Canon Fodder: Measure for Measure
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Why such a big deal? Our best information is that only nine other theater companies IN THE WORLD have performed all of … Read More

Canon Fodder: Henry VI, Parts 1, 2, and 3
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today's plays are Henry VI, Parts 1, 2, and 3, which GreenStage performed in 2006. This was something of an epic GreenStage show, with … Read More

Canon Fodder: Macbeth
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today's play is Macbeth, which GreenStage has staged twice: a 2001 production outdoors and a Hard Bard version in 2010. Ken Holmes directed … Read More

Canon Fodder: Love’s Labour’s Lost
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today's play is Love's Labour's Lost, performed by GreenStage in 1996. We'll stage it again this summer in a production directed by Vince … Read More

Canon Fodder: Henry V
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today's play is Henry V, performed by GreenStage in 2005. Linda Lombardi came back as director, as she was for Henry IV, Part … Read More

Canon Fodder: King Lear
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today's play is King Lear performed by GreenStage in 2013. Lear was the play that brought us within one of completion of the … Read More

Canon Fodder: Cymbeline
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today's play is Cymbeline performed by GreenStage in 1997. Tony Driscoll directed this production, which was performed indoors at the Nippon Kan Theatre. … Read More

Canon Fodder: Henry IV, Part 2
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today's play is Henry IV, Part 2, performed by GreenStage in 2002. Linda Lombardi, who directed Part 1 in 2000, was back at … Read More

Canon Fodder: Julius Caesar
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're continuing our celebratory look back at every play. Today's play is Julius Caesar, performed by GreenStage in 1997. The show was directed by David J. Dodge, and the cast featured Tom … Read More

Canon Fodder: All’s Well That Ends Well
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're celebrating with a look back at every play. Today's play is All's Well That Ends Well, performed by GreenStage in 2004. We'll perform it for a second time this summer; it … Read More

Canon Fodder: Coriolanus
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're celebrating with a look back at every play. Today's play is Coriolanus, performed by GreenStage in 2004. Coriolanus was directed by David Robinson and featured Christopher J. Domig, pictured above, in … Read More

Canon Fodder: Henry IV, part 1
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're celebrating with a look back at every play. Today's play is Henry IV, part 1, performed by GreenStage in 2000. Henry IV was directed by Linda Lombardi, who also directed Henry … Read More

Canon Fodder: King John
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're celebrating with a look back at every play. Today's play is King John, performed by GreenStage in 2009. King John was directed by Teresa Thuman, who is directing this summer's canon-completing … Read More

Canon Fodder: Hamlet
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're celebrating with a look back at every play. Today's play is Hamlet, performed by GreenStage in 2008. Hamlet was directed by Susanna Wilson. The cast included Shawn Law, Vince Brady, Macall … Read More

Canon Fodder: As You Like It
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're celebrating with a look back at every play. Today's play is As You Like It, performed by GreenStage in 2010. AYLI was directed by Teresa Thuman, who is directing this summer's … Read More

Canon Fodder: Henry VIII
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're celebrating the canon with a look back at every play. Today's play is Henry VIII, performed by GreenStage in 2012. It was directed by Teresa Thuman and featured … Read More

Canon Fodder: Comedy of Errors
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare's canon! We're celebrating with a look back at every play. Today's play is The Comedy of Errors, performed by GreenStage in 2009. COE was directed by Ryan Higgins, and the … Read More

Canon Fodder: Antony and Cleopatra
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With our 2014 production of Othello GreenStage will complete Shakespeare’s canon! We’re celebrating the canon with a look back at every play. Today: Antony and Cleopatra.