Shakespeare and Our Theater

CST’s Courtyard-style Theater

The architectural influence of early modern courtyard theaters upon CST’s own theater, and a discussion of our theater design’s impact upon actors and their audiences

Art That Lives

Understanding the essential role of each audience member in making a live piece of theater

Shakespeare’s England

Political, economic and social changes under Queen Elizabeth I

The Renaissance Theater

The early modern theater of Shakespeare’s time, from traveling troupes in courtyards to the emergence of the first public theaters


A snapshot of the world from 1300 through 1650

Bard’s Bio

The man behind the quill and what we know—and can only conjecture—about him

The First Folio

The first publication of Shakespeare’s works—and a “blueprint” still for today’s actors




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