Berkeley Shakespeare Program

Shakespeare in performance is now a core interest for all Shakespeareans: students, scholars, theatre professionals, and general audiences - anyone with a love of Shakespeare. We survey current information, opinions and visuals about such staging, with the best explorations of Shakespeare's original stage, of performances during his lifetime, and through four centuries thereafter.

Shakespeare in performance and the rebuilding of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre have been concerns of the Shakespeare Program in the English Department of the University of California for thirty-five years. It also developed one of the first courses in Shakespeare and Film, and staged more than fifty public performances by students and faculty, including many full-length productions of Shakespeare plays, plus above thirty video-recordings (five in national distribution and many shown on television networks such as UCTV). It is now primarily concerned with the development of teaching materials such as this site.

Please offer comments and suggestions on any aspects the site to: Director Hugh Richmond at See samples at the site Blog.

Except where otherwise specified, all written commentary is © 2016, Hugh Macrae Richmond.