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What will YSP perform during 2013-14? Productions include Richard II, Will & Sid Ride Again! Understanding Humor Through Great Comic Scenes from the 1590s and the 1950s, The White Deer by James Thurber, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (dramatic reading), Scenes from Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens, Julius Caesar (Homeschool Shakespeare), David Copperfield, Pt II, by Charles Dickens (dramatic reading), Shakespeare's One-On-One (Spring Workshop), The Man of Destiny by G.B. Shaw, Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens, Much Ado About Nothing, and Julius Caesar (fall 2014). Watch for details soon. Download a registration form. More details about the full, 34th season will be here soon along with basic rehearsal dates.
Comedy of Errors was performed at YSP for the first time in July, 2013. Two Shakespeare plays were added to YSP's repertoire in 2012: King Henry IV, Part 2 and As You Like It! King Henry IV, Part 2 was performed together with King Henry IV, Part 1.Listen to actors & directors talk to Radio Lit about the busy 2012 summer at YSP, or read about As You Like It in Square 77!
We are proud to announce the opening of our very first YSP chapter outside Madison, in Brattleboro, VT. YSP East–New England will inspire young people in the region to fall in love with the works of Shakespeare! Read more & register. Read about YSP East in Vermont's Commons Online.
What does an original YSP production look like? Here's a short discussion and footage of "Shakespeare's Show of Shows: Great Comic Scenes from Shakespeare and Sid Caesar," performed March, 2012!
And here's a scene from the workshop, the popular "Beethoven's Fifth," in which a married couple argues to music!
The Actor's (and Intelligent Reader's) Guide to the Language ofShakespeare, by Richard DiPrima, was published in 2010. Read more about the book that developed out of YSP's series of focused workshops on the language of Shakespeare!