Meet the Playwright: William Shakespeare
ABOUT THE PLAY:
Stranded on the coast of Illyria, Viola assumes the disguise of a page boy and finds herself at the center of an explosive love triangle in which identity, passion, and gender all threaten to come undone.
BIO:Widely considered the greatest writer in the English language, Shakespeare wrote plays for London’s Globe Theatre from approximately 1589 to 1613. He divided his time between London and Stratford throughout his career, and died at home in 1616.
HOMETOWN:Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, England
CURRENT RESIDENCE:Church of the Holy Trinity in Stratford Upon Avon
PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS AT THE ALLEY:
The Alley has produced twenty-one productions of Shakespeare’s work since 1958, including the 1996 productions of Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra performed in repertory starring Vanessa Redgrave.
Shakespeare’s plays have been translated into every major living language and are produced around the world more often than the works of any other playwright.
Shakespeare’s comedy classic
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jonathan Moscone
October 5 - October 28, 2018
Shakespeare’s hilarious tale of unrequited love, Twelfth Night gives us one of Shakespeare’s most dynamic heroines, matching wits with a host of captivating characters.