Shakespeare is considered the greatest writer of the English language, and as I found, there’s a place where you can see all of his works in one night. Well, kind of.
Damian Gillen is the Artistic Director for the Company Theatre, and he is enthusiastic about their ability to pull off the complete works all in one night. Ah, but there's a twist to how they do it. "All thirty-seven plays in 97 minutes by only three actors!" he proclaims.
They’re called The Classic Theatre, and the name of the five-year-old San Antonio theater company isn’t by accident.
"We concentrate on classic dramatic literature, and that means is we usually do old classics and one modern classic a year," said Co-Artistic Director Diane Malone. "I’m just doing pure Shakespeare and the audiences are loving it."
Why is something written hundreds of years ago -- like Shakespeare -- still relevant today?
The UTSA Arts Building Recital Hall isn’t London’s Globe Theater, but for the next few nights on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, it will definitely sound like it.
The Actors From the London Stage program brings UK actors from Shakespeare a the University of Notre Dame to tour American universities and impart to students their real-world experience. The group is at UTSA this week as part of the fall season where they will be performing "Othello."