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Wandering Chef Food Cart Not Present at Sunday Performance

Due to illness, the Wandering Chef Food Cart will not be present at the Sunday performance of Hamlet. Our apologies to all will who were hoping to buy a tasty meal.

Griffin and David Talk HAMLET – May 2014

Audience favorite Griffin Stanton-Ameisen will play Hamlet for DSF in 2014 and Producing Artistic Director David Stradley will direct the production. Griffin and David have been meeting once a month since August to discuss the play and the character. With two weeks before rehearsal, we asked Griffin and David to share what they gained from the […]

Bard’s Belated Birthday Party + Wine Tasting

William Shakespeare turned 450 this past April. But it’s never too late to celebrate! Join DSF on Saturday, July 26 for a wine tasting and pre-show gathering before taking in the evening’s performance of Hamlet. Ticket holders for this special event can gain access to the Festival grounds 15 minutes early (6pm) to place their chairs. […]

Janssen’s Market presents
The 2nd Annual DSF Picnic Contest

Rules and Regulations Shakespeare invented some 1,700 words in the English language. “Picnic” was not one of them. Sadly. Delaware Shakespeare Festival nevertheless seeks to recognize and reward those audience members who put together a fine spread in preparation for this year’s performance of Hamlet on Saturday, July 19. Entry to the competition is free […]

Griffin and David Talk HAMLET – April 2014

Audience favorite Griffin Stanton-Ameisen will play Hamlet for DSF in 2014 and Artistic Director David Stradley will direct the production. Once a month, Griffin and David will be getting together to talk about the play, the character, and all sorts of other things. They’ve agreed to share a short “journal entry” with DSF after each […]

Griffin and David Talk HAMLET – March 2014

Audience favorite Griffin Stanton-Ameisen will play Hamlet for DSF in 2014 and Artistic Director David Stradley will direct the production. Once a month, Griffin and David will be getting together to talk about the play, the character, and all sorts of other things. They’ve agreed to share a short “journal entry” with DSF after each […]

Announcing the “I Am Hamlet” Essay Contest

Local high school and college students – now is your chance to let us know how you see yourself in Hamlet! We’re challenging you to write a 500-word essay detailing how you personally connect to the character of Hamlet, referencing a specific selection from the play. Essays are due May 2, 2014. Winners receive a […]

Griffin and David Talk HAMLET – February 2014

Audience favorite Griffin Stanton-Ameisen will play Hamlet for DSF in 2014 and Artistic Director David Stradley will direct the production. Once a month, Griffin and David will be getting together to talk about the play, the character, and all sorts of other things. They’ve agreed to share a short “journal entry” with DSF after each […]

“Love’s Labour’s Won” Playlist

DSF is pleased to announce the delightful combination of scenes, sonnets, song, and interactive elements that will make up the February 12 performance of Love’s Labour’s Won. Get your tickets here! Click here for more information. PLAYLIST Sonnet 102 (Musical treatment) The Tempest Act III Scene 1 Sonnet 130 Sonnet 104 Henry VI Part One Act II Scene […]

The “I Am Hamlet” Project Fundraising Campaign

Delaware Shakespeare Festival is excited to launch the “I Am Hamlet” Project – a community-wide exploration of Shakespeare’s most famous play leading up to this summer’s production of Hamlet. But we need your help to make it happen! Visit our crowd-funding campaign on WeDid.It, watch the intro video (with special guest appearances), and make a […]

Love’s Labour’s Won – An Evening of Scenes and Sonnets

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS CLICK HERE FOR “PLAYLIST“ “All days are nights to see till I see thee, And nights bright days when dreams do show me thee.” - Sonnet 43 DSF presents a light-hearted evening of poetry, romance, spite, jealousy, and love conquering all. Actors from Philadelphia’s Revolution Shakespeare (including many familiar to […]

HAMLET Auditions

Delaware Shakespeare Festival is accepting headshots and resumes for non-union actors for its 2014 summer production, Hamlet, directed by David Stradley. The role of Hamlet has already been cast. Monologue auditions: Sunday, January 19 from 1pm-6pm and Monday, January 20 from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Auditions by appointment only. Rehearsals begin June 8 and will be held on […]

Griffin and David Talk HAMLET – December 2013

Audience favorite Griffin Stanton-Ameisen will play Hamlet for DSF in 2014 and Artistic Director David Stradley will direct the production. Once a month, Griffin and David will be getting together to talk about the play, the character, and all sorts of other things. They’ve agreed to share a short “journal entry” with DSF after each […]

Griffin and David Talk HAMLET – November 2013

Audience favorite Griffin Stanton-Ameisen will play Hamlet for DSF in 2014 and Artistic Director David Stradley will direct the production. Once a month, Griffin and David will be getting together to talk about the play, the character, and all sorts of other things. They’ve agreed to share a short “journal entry” with DSF after each […]

Delaware Teen Arts Council Accepting Membership Forms for 2013-14

Are you interested in the Arts? Interested in connecting with like-minded peers? Have a passion for music, drama, dance, and visual arts? We invite you to join Delaware Teen Arts Council – a diverse group of teens (grade 9-12) from all over the region who want to learn more. CLICK HERE to download an information […]

Griffin and David Talk HAMLET – October 2013

Audience favorite Griffin Stanton-Ameisen will play Hamlet for DSF in 2014 and Artistic Director David Stradley will direct the production. Once a month, Griffin and David will be getting together to talk about the play, the character, and all sorts of other things. They’ve agreed to share a short “journal entry” with DSF after each […]

Sunday 10/27 Performance of SHAKESPEARE/POE is SOLD OUT

This Sunday’s performance Shakespeare/Poe at Rockwood Mansion is SOLD OUT. Get your tickets soon for the remaining performances Friday, October 25 at the Read House & Gardens or Saturday, October 26 at the Newark Arts Alliance. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

SHAKESPEARE/POE Directions & Parking

< Back to Shakespeare/Poe info page Newark Arts Alliance The Newark Arts Alliance is conveniently located in the Market East Plaza (in the same shopping center as Newark Natural Foods Co-Op) on Main Street. Soon after Rt 273/Ogletown Rd becomes E. Main Street, turn right at the intersection of Main Street and Tyre Ave (Fulton […]

SHAKESPEARE/POE “Playlist” Announced

Here are the texts that will be presented at this year’s Shakespeare/Poe performances.   Macbeth – Portions from Act 1 Scene 1 and Act 1 Scene 3 “The Conqueror Worm” – Poe Macbeth – Macbeth Soliloquy from Act 5 Scene 5 Conclusion of “The Masque of the Red Death” – Poe Macbeth – Portions from […]

SHAKESPEARE/POE Back for 2013 – Now in 3 Locations!

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS/PARKING INFORMATION Sunday, October 20 and Sunday, October 27 SOLD OUT Spend a night with two masters of the macabre – William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe. DSF actors will read selections perfect for the Halloween season from the plays of Shakespeare and the poems and short stories of Poe. Choose from […]

Griffin and David Talk HAMLET – September 2013

Audience favorite Griffin Stanton-Ameisen will play Hamlet for DSF in 2014 and Artistic Director David Stradley will direct the production. Once a month, Griffin and David will be getting together to talk about the play, the character, and all sorts of other things. They’ve agreed to share a short “journal entry” with DSF after each […]

Griffin and David Talk HAMLET – August 2013

Audience favorite Griffin Stanton-Ameisen will play Hamlet for DSF in 2014 and Artistic Director David Stradley will direct the production. Once a month, Griffin and David will be getting together to talk about the play, the character, and all sorts of other things. They’ve agreed to share a short “journal entry” with DSF after each […]

2014 Festival Production Announced

He was eaten by a bear in The Winter’s Tale. He filled you with puckish delight in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He partnered with multiple adoptable dogs in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. In 2014, DSF is thrilled to announce that Griffin Stanton-Ameisen will play Hamlet. Next summer, DSF will celebrate the 450th anniversary of […]

Faithful Friends Partnership Update

Many patrons have been asking about the success of the partnership during The Two Gentlemen of Verona between DSF and Faithful Friends Animal Society - i.e., how many of the dogs got adopted! Faitfhul Friends supplied various adoptable dogs to play the canine role of Crab in Two Gents. It is with great joy that we […]

“Me at TWO GENTS” Photo Contest Winner Unveiled

Maryann Hendrix and family are the winners of the “Me at TWO GENTS” Facebook Photo Contest. “We are so excited,” Maryann said. “We come every year, this year being at least the fifth or sixth.” Maryann and family will be back for a seventh year with their prize of four tickets to the 2014 Festival […]

Last updated: August 7, 2013

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