Shakespeare Tavern

The Shakespeare Tavern is an Authentic Elizabethan Playhouse located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The Tavern is home to the Atlanta Shakespeare Company and Chef for a Night catering, which offers food (high-quality British Pub Food) and beverages before each performance. The Tavern has been located at 499 Peachtree Street since 1990.

History of the Atlanta Shakespare Company (1984 to 1990)

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company was started on May 16, 1984 when the company performed its first production of As You Like It at Manuel's Tavern on North Highland Avenue. Over a period of six years, The Atlanta Shakespeare Company produced Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado about Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Taming of the Shrew in the back room at Manuel's, and at the nearby Excelsior Mill, attracting national attention with articles in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and coverage by CBS and CNN. []

Opening of the Tavern (1990 to 1999)

In 1990 The Atlanta Shakespeare Company opened the Shakespeare Tavern at 499 Peachtree Street. Since the Tavern opened The Atlanta Shakespeare Company has has produced over 73 plays, presenting 1,600 plus performances including more than 30 Shakespeare titles and over 18 period classics by the likes of Aristophanes, Shaw, Aphra Behn, Jean Racine, Christopher Marlowe, Jean Anouilh, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Niccolò Machiavelli, Albert Camus, Jean Genet, Tennessee Williams, Molière, Bertolt Brecht, Jean Cocteau, and Thornton Wilder. In 1995 The Atlanta Shakespeare Company was the first American company to perform on the stage of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England. []

The New American Shakespare Tavern (1999 to present)

In 1999 The Shakespeare Tavern underwent a $1.6 million renovation and expansion, on October 15, 1999, The Atlanta Shakespeare Company opened the New American Shakespeare Tavern. Complete with a Globe-inspired balcony, the renovated Tavern created an even more active Elizabethan actor/audience dynamic. In the Spring of 2006, after completing a $500,000 renovation, The Atlanta Shakespeare Company revealed a Globe-inspired façade, further adding to the Elizabethan feel of the Tavern.

External links

[ The New American Shakespare Tavern]
* [ National Endowment for the Arts Shakespeare in American Communities Article]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Shakespeare Theatre Association of America — The Shakespeare Theatre Association of America (STAA) was established to provide a forum for the artistic and managerial leadership of theatres whose central activity is the production of Shakespeare s plays; to discuss issues and share methods… …   Wikipedia

  • Shakespeare's life — There are few facts known with certainty about William Shakespeare s life. The best documented facts are that Shakespeare was baptised in Stratford upon Avon in Warwickshire, England, 26 April 1564, at age 18 married Anne Hathaway, had three… …   Wikipedia

  • Shakespeare Urheberschaft — …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tavern — tavernless, adj. /tav euhrn/, n. 1. a place where liquors are sold to be consumed on the premises. 2. a public house for travelers and others; inn. [1250 1300; ME taverne < OF < L taberna hut, inn, wine shop] Syn. 1. bar; pub. 2. hostelry. See… …   Universalium

  • Shakespeare, William — (baptized April 26, 1564, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, Eng. died April 23, 1616, Stratford upon Avon) British poet and playwright, often considered the greatest writer in world literature. He spent his early life in Stratford upon Avon,… …   Universalium

  • Mermaid Tavern — For similarly named taverns and inns, see The Mermaid Inn (disambiguation). The Mermaid Tavern was a tavern on Cheapside in London during the Elizabethan era, located east of St. Paul s Cathedral on the corner of Friday Street and Bread Street.… …   Wikipedia

  • Cock Tavern Theatre — The Cock Tavern Theatre Address 125 Kilburn Road NW6 6JH City London Country …   Wikipedia

  • William-Shakespeare-Urheberschaft — Vorderseite des sogenannten First Folio (1623), tituliert mit “the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays”. Die „Folio“ Ausgabe mit ihrem Porträt spielt eine erhebliche Rolle in der Debatte um die Urheberschaft. Der Kupferstich wird… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival production history — The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is a regional repertory theatre in Ashland, Oregon, United States. The festival annually produces eleven plays on three stages during a season that lasts from February to October. Four to five of the plays… …   Wikipedia

  • Mermaid Tavern — an inn formerly located on Bread Street, Cheapside, in the heart of old London: a meeting place and informal club for Elizabethan playwrights and poets. * * * ▪ historical tavern, London, United Kingdom       famous London tavern that stood to… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.