From November 6 through 17, we are celebrating four centuries of music inspired by Shakespeare, from nightly special features with James Jacobs, further exploration with an extensive series of blogs, a showcase of various upcoming performances from the Shakespeare Everywhere Festival, and more. See below for more details and check back to this page for the latest on our ShakespeareFest!

Special Blogs

There is a wealth of goodness to share about the impact of Shakespeare on classical music! Throughout our ShakespeareFest, we will be sharing more thoughts on Shakespeare, including a look at his First Folio and interviews with artists in upcoming performances of the Shakespeare Everywhere Festival. The best place to start is James Jacob's guide to 400 years of music inspired by Shakespeare. Read it below and check back here for the latest special blogs!

Shakespeare Everywhere Festival

Inspired to see Shakespeare performances in person? The DMV is in for a treat with the Shakespeare Everywhere Festival. 12 shows, 12 weeks, 1 city. World class productions, fascinating debates, amazing opportunities to get behind the scenes. And all on your doorstep, from Gounod's Romeo and Juliet with the Washington National Opera, to Shakespeare coming together with Verdi with IN Series. This fall in Washington, Shakespeare will truly be everywhere. 

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