The Georgetown Shakespeare Festival

The Georgetown Shakespeare Festival

is thrilled to announce that the nationally acclaimed

American Shakespeare Center will return to Georgetown in February with an evening performance of The Taming of the Shrew and a student matinee of Macbeth.  Go directly to the festival site by clicking here,

OR purchase tickets online by clicking here.
















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Seating: 7:00 pm            Curtain:  7:30 pm

Tickets: $35

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Seating:  10:00 am     Curtain: 10:30 am

Based at the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia, every winter the ASC’s world renowned company brings innovative interpretations of Shakespeare and his contemporaries to theaters around the country.  For the last four years they have added Georgetown, South Carolina’s Shakespeare Festival to their tour.  This year we look forward to not only an evening of theatre with their Saturday Night performance of The Taming of the Shrew, but also a school-day matinee of Macbeth, intended especially for Georgetown and Horry County middle and high school students.

Click here for a review of the performances from “Broadway World”.

2016 promises to be a banner year for the Georgetown Shakespeare Festival.  The ASC, in addition to their two performances, will be offering four workshops for aspiring actors.  Dates and topics will be announced soon.  The festival will also include street performances, a film and numerous presentations including those by the speakers listed below.

February 10:

Laura Rose

Artistic and Education Director of Holy City Shakespeare


Laura Rose is an experienced stage and film actor, director, and educator.   She earned an MA from the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon (1993), where her studies included not only criticism and performance history but also acting workshops with the acclaimed coaches at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).  Professor Stanley Wells, Co-Editor of the Oxford Complete Works of Shakespeare (1986) and later Director of the Institute, advised her thesis, Teaching Shakespeare: Addressing Stereotypes and Prejudice in Othello and Taming of the Shrew.  She is currently pursuing her PhD as a split location researcher, living part of each year in Stratford-upon-Avon.  Her dissertation, supervised by Institute Director Professor Michael Dobson, examines the rhetoric of performance and productions of Richard III.

In addition to her scholarly activities Ms. Rose has performed Shakespeare and Jacobean roles at Holy City Shakespeare, The Shakespeare Institute, the Folger Shakespeare Theatre (Washington, DC), the College of Charleston (Summer Shakespeare Project), Theatre/VERV, and St. Andrews College (NC).   Locally, she has acted in productions for PURE Theatre, Footlight Players, and South of Broadway Theatre.  She has starred or appeared in several films (including one screened at the Cannes Film Festival, 2004), guest starred in a History Channel television documentary, and played the lead in a television series pilot considered by the SyFy network.  She has taught Theatre at Trident Technical College, the College of Charleston, and St. Andrews College, where she also directed.

February 3:

Dr. Scott Lucas

Professor of English, The Citadel


Scott Lucas is a Professor of English at The Citadel, where he has taught since 1998.  He received his PhD from Duke University and is the author of A Mirror for Magistrates and the Politics of the English Reformation (University of Massachusetts Press, 1998).  In addition he is the author of nearly twenty articles on a range of topics in Renaissance Literature and the English Reformation and he has given numerous scholarly papers at conferences around the world.  While he has researched well-known authors like Shakespeare and Spenser, he has been a champion of lesser known authors of the period as well.

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