"Let grief and sorry still embrace his heart that doth not wish you joy."
Alonso (Tessa) bestows blessings on Ferdinand (Sean Scrutchins) and Miranda (Katie Cross).
"Why are you drawn?"
Antonio (Sean Scrutchins and Sammie Joe Kinnett) attempts to murder King Alonso (Tessa Nelson) as Ariel (Katie Cross) is a bystander.
"You do look, my son, in a moved sort..."
Prospero (Sammie Joe Kinnett) addresses Miranda (Katie Cross) and Ferdinand (Sean Scrutchins).
"Let us not burden our remembrance with a heaviness that's gone."
Prospero (Sammie Joe Kinnett) and Alonso (Tessa Nelson)
"Monster, I will kill this man."
Trinculo (Sammie Joe Kinnett) is skeptical as Stephano (Sean Scrutchins) and Caliban (Tessa Nelson) plot to kill Prospero. Ariel (Katie Cross) eavesdrops as they hatch the plan.
'The foul lake o'erstunk their feet.'
Ariel (Caroline Barry) traps Stephano (James O'Hagan-Murphy) and Caliban (Scott K. Leslie).
'I'll be wise hereafter and seek for grace.'
Crystal Eisele teaches about revenge and forgiveness in a post-performance classrom workshop.
'This is some monster of the isle with four legs.'
Caliban (Scott K. Leslie) gets a reaction from a student audience.
'The rarer action is in virtue than in vengeance.'
Prospero (Crystal Eisele) chooses forgiveness over revenge.
'We split! We split!'
Ariel (Caroline Barry) observes as Antonio (James O'Hagan-Murphy) and the Boatswain (Scott K. Leslie) weather The Tempest.
Shakespeare and Violence Prevention
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is proud to collaborate with the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence and the Department of Theatre & Dance at CU-Boulder to present a Shakespeare and Violence Prevention program, with thanks to generous funding from CU Outreach, the Boulder Arts Commission, ASCI, the OAK Foundation, and ONE Lafayette. Since 2011, the program has visited more than 38,000 Colorado schoolchildren. Appropriate for grades 3-12.
Much Ado About Nothing
February 11-April 11, 2014
Beatrice and Benedick, two "frenemies," are known for their contant verbal sparring. Their friends play a prank on them by gossiping (within earshot) about their mutual affection. In the meantime, the villain Don John fabricates a nasty rumor about Hero's infidelity, which results in her public humiliation on her wedding day.
This play explores the power of words, especially in terms of rumors and gossip. When does a "merry war" turn hostile? When does teasing go too far? What kind of damage can rumors cause? This play is a perfect vehicle for engaging students with questions about the cycle of violence, and the negative impact gossip can have on a school climate.
PBS NewsHour segment on CSF's Shakespeare & Violence Prevention tour:
Subsidies available for qualified schools The program lasts approximately two hours and includes:
Comprehensive study guide
50-minute performance (250 students max)
Brief post-show talk-back with actors
Three 50-minute classroom workshops about violence prevention (30 students max per workshop)