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Shakespeare & Community Theater — It’s A Timeless Combination

William Shakespeare once said, "How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world." In the same way, inspiration and joy radiates a great deal from grassroots theatre productions. In a time where a large percentage of popular media suffers due to mainstream conformity, it is increasingly more…

Outdoor Audiences Embrace Return Of King Shakespeare

After a two year hiatus, the Shakespeare in the Park program has once again brought colorful costumes, poetry, fight scenes, and dramatic acting to the Merced Open Air Theater at Applegate Park. The 22nd Season started last weekend with “Henry IV, Part 1,” and the free shows continue this Saturday, June 25, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.,…

Shakespeare on YouTube — and in the Park

This 20th season is a busy time for Merced Shakespearefest! Not only are directors and editors, dramaturgs and composers working on post production for the bilingual web episodes of “Don Quixote de La Merced,” which was filmed in May, but Artistic Director Heike Hambley is working on the concept of this year’s FREE Shakespeare in…

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