Patrick Stewart as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard

Making it so

Oct. 9, 2023

Patrick Stewart of Star Trek (and Shakespeare) fame shared his wit and wisdom Saturday with attendees at the Glenn Miller Ballroom on the CU Boulder campus as part of national book tour.


Reducing violence, with help from The Bard

May 23, 2023

Colorado Shakespeare Festival staffers share Shakespeare & Violence Prevention program with scholars and practitioners in England, including at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre.


The Bard in your backyard: Shakespeare covers Colorado

Feb. 20, 2019

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival plans to bring live Shakespeare to every county in the state by 2028, reaching an estimated 180,000 audience members.


CSF stages fresh, funny ‘Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead’

July 6, 2017

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s 60th season continues with “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead,” a critically-acclaimed 1966 play by Tom Stoppard. CSF’s producing artistic director Timothy Orr directs the production.


Classicist tutors Julius Caesar actors on the potent rhetoric of Rome

June 25, 2017

Tyler Lansford is transforming the death of Julius Caesar into new life for Roman rhetoric. Audiences attending this summer’s Colorado Shakespeare Festival will see, hear and feel the resurrection.


CSF’s ‘Julius Caesar’ is both timeless and timely

June 20, 2017

Yes, there will be togas. No, it won’t be boring. The Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s 60th season continues with an homage to the plays performed during its first-ever summer in 1958, including a production of “Julius Caesar” set in classical Rome. But while the setting evokes ancient history, Director Anthony Powell assures audiences that this play is anything but.


Bardfest shakes up a Shakespearean masterpiece

June 13, 2017

This summer’s “Hamlet,” opening June 23 and running through Aug. 13, will be the ninth production in CSF history—but it’ll be the first to be staged indoors with a woman in the title role.


CSF’s 60th season opens with ‘The Taming of the Shrew’

June 5, 2017

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is set to kick off its landmark 60th season in style with a swing-era production of “The Taming of the Shrew”—the same play that opened CSF’s very first festival in 1958.

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Bard fest hosts reading of ‘translated’ ‘Henry VI’ plays

Oct. 31, 2016

In 2015, the oldest Shakespeare festival in the United States announced that it would commission 36 playwrights to “translate” 39 plays into “contemporary modern English.” The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s “Play On!” project sparked instant, heated controversy and debate among Shakespeare aficionados. Now, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has hosted a reading of two "translated" plays.

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Colorado Shakespeare Festival announces its 60th season

Oct. 31, 2016

In a nod to the past, CSF’s Summer 2017 lineup will remount the plays audiences saw in its original 1958 season: The Taming of the Shrew, a laugh-out-loud audience favorite; Julius Caesar, a classic political thriller; and Hamlet, Shakespeare’s undisputed masterpiece.