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THANK YOU! Because of YOU PSC400 made HERSTORY (see below about our season directors) with our special year-long celebration of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare!

THANK YOU! We are the first theatre company in the WORLD to share the newly accepted Shakespeare canon in one year – 41 plays, 154 Sonnets & Poetical works – through a wide variety of artistic forms including Theatre, Puppets, Dance, Film, Photography, Music, Visual Arts and other Special Events & Creations. We DID IT because our artists and audiences gave their blood, sweat, tears and support to this massive undertaking. This is what we all accomplished together:

We entertained and enlightened over 30,000 people in Prague and around the world who experienced our PSC400 Season through 161 Total Performances of 32 Theatrical Productions and 24 Special Events & Creations including Public Lectures at the US Embassy’s American Center, our month long Summer Shakespeare Intensive and Stewart Kenneth Moore’s Graphic Novel based on our production of Macbeth now sold on Amazon among numerous other offerings.

We made HERSTORY by creating original PSC content from 31 different directors and of those 31 Directors – 20 were women and only 11 men! We are enormously proud that this year we crushed the “normal” ratio of female-to-male directors and could be such strong advocates for women working in the arts.

We presented productions in association with the National Theatre of the Czech Republic, the Summer Shakespeare Festival at Prague Castle, Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company among others as well as 7 Partner productions with outstanding organizations such as Divadlo Bez Zabradli, Divadlo Na Zabradli, Svandovo Divadlo, Vinohrady Divadlo, Prague Fringe Festival 2016, Australian Shakespeare Company’s Youth Ensemble Bravehearts and Prague Youth Theatre.

We were honored to share the very best of PSC through 7 International Touring Productions with audiences in the United States — working with our friends at Main Street Theater Company and Orlando Shakespeare Theater in partnership with UCF as well as internationally with audiences through our colleagues at the Doha Film Institute at the Katara Cultural Village – Qatar, the Valle Christi International Festival – Rapallo, Italy and the legendary Library of Alexandria, Egypt.

We reinforced that Shakespeare is a writer that belongs to the world by sharing the work of over 150 artists from 14 different countries who performed Shakespeare on a variety of world stages such as The Estates Theater, Prague Castle, Divadlo Kolowrat, the Great Hall of the Library of Alexandria, the Walt Disney Theatre in Orlando Florida, the Katara Opera House Doha, Main Street Theater Company, Rapallo City Center and the Swan Divadelni Klub.

Supported by the Avast Foundation, we created ShakeMeUp – the world’s first and only online international student Shakespeare film festival. With over 30 schools committed to participate, representing almost 2,000 students, 100 teachers, 18 countries from 5 continents, including Belarus, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Rwanda, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Ukraine and the United States of America we are providing teachers around the world a unique capstone to their curriculums which will help them perk and sustain their students’ interest in the Bard’s timeless works.

We continued to build the next generation of theatre artists as we fired the imaginations, enriched and educated of over 3,000 primary and secondary students through our English language Shakespeare workshops and Educational tours of Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet in the Czech Republic.

We also produced some non-PSC400 events – 34 performances of 8 non-PSC400 Productions including The Order of the Blue Chrysanthemum, Santaland Diaries, Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker and Venus in Fur (performed in Czech and English and on tour with Main Street Theater Company), among others.

None of this would have been possible without the support of our audiences and Major Sponsors & Partners including: Kolowrat-Krakowsky family, the City of Prague, International School Prague, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic Jan Thompson OBE and the British Embassy Prague, the Avast Foundation, the US Embassy Prague, the Transit Authority, Seen Media, playshakespeare.com, Shakespeare Theater Association and Barrandov Studio a.s.

Thank you!!! Keep reading below to discover more about our HERSTORIC PSC400 Season!

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For over four hundred years William Shakespeare has captivated audiences and fired imaginations around the world. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016, the Prague Shakespeare Company (PSC) invites you to be a special part of an ambitious and groundbreaking artistic program: PSC400.

PSC400 is a year-long artistic celebration that will make Prague a world destination for Shakespeare activities in 2016. During the course of 2016, PSC will present the entire canon of Shakespeare’s work – all 41 plays (including the newly accepted Shakespeare plays Sir Thomas More, Edward III and Cardenio or The Double Falsehood) and all of his 162 poetical works (including all the sonnets and other poems) – in a wide variety of public performances including theatre, dance, puppet, mime, music and visual art presentations.

>> See the PSC400 Schedule of Events

Prague Shakespeare Company Artistic Director, Guy Roberts says “As the most comprehensive celebration of Shakespeare’s work in continental Europe during 2016, PSC400 will transform Prague into a unique center for cultural exchange, discussion and exploration – bringing together artists from diverse traditions and audiences from all walks of life. 2016 will be the Year of Shakespeare in Prague, celebrating the profound influence Shakespeare’s works continue to have 400 years after his death and after a year of exposure to the entire of canon of Shakespeare, the benefits for everyone in Prague who experiences PSC400 – artists, students, local and tourist audiences as well as our patrons and sponsors will reverberate for years to come.”

Highlights English-language theatre productions from PSC of Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Troilus and Cressida, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Edward III, The Merchant of Venice and a special “Wars of the Roses” adaptation of Henry VI, parts 1-3 & Richard III as well readings of all of Shakespeare’s poetical works including world-renowned translator Martin Hilský’s and celebrated composer Daniel Dobiáš’ evening of music and sonnets Fools For Love, his controversial will and other historical documents.

“I am delighted to give auspices to this unique and exciting celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. This ambitious project from the renowned Prague Shakespeare Company is a fitting tribute to the timeless and global appeal of the world’s most famous playwright. The Czech Republic is in for an unprecedented cultural extravaganza: as a Prague Shakespeare Company member I look forward to playing my own small part in this inspirational endeavour.”
Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Jan Thompson, OBE

PSC400 public events will include performances, exhibits, lectures, educational workshops and initiatives as well as special presentations from PSC affiliated artists and organizations such as Lisa Wolpe’s Shakespeare and Alchemy of Gender; Gregory Gudgeon’s multi-media exploration of Richard II; Jay DeYonker’s Dance and Movement exploration of Julius Caesar; How to Kill Hamlet, a movement piece inspired by William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, created by Andrea Miltnerová and Jan Komárek; Bear Theatre Company’s dramatherapy workshop inspired by Timon of Athens; Prague Youth Theatre’s The Taming of the Shrew; an original dance work choreographed by Chloe Roberts and Tucker Knox of All is True (Henry VIII); Elizabeth Rose Russell’s experimental film of Hamlet; an exhibit of Stewart Moore’s paintings and drawings of PSC’s Macbeth and a summer “Shakespeare food festival” celebrating famous Shakespearean dining scenes among many exciting others.

PSC400 is presented under the auspices of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Jan Thompson OBE and is supported by the Kolowrat-Krakowsti family, the City of Prague and the International School of Prague.

Prague Shakespeare Company invites you to spend a year with Shakespeare and become part of PSC400!

Performances begin January 2016 and continue through December 2016. Detailed schedule and information will be available here on our website and Facebook pages.

PSC400 Event Schedule

January 2016
18/1 – 19:00– Romeo and Juliet: Short Shakespeare
19/1 – 19:00 – Romeo and Juliet: Short Shakespeare
27/1 – 19:00 – Complete Works Abridged

February 2016
2/2 – 19:00 – PSC Extras: Hamlet at Divadlo Na Zábradlí
3/2 – 19:00 – PSC Extras: Hamlet at Divadlo Na Zábradlí
11/2 – 19:00 – The Merry Wives of Lindsor (Windsor)
12/2 – 19:00 – The Merry Wives of Lindsor (Windsor)
13/2 – 19:00 – The Merry Wives of Lindsor (Windsor)
19/2 – 19:00 – Much Ado About Nothing
20/2 – 19:00 – Much Ado About Nothing
22/2 – 19:00 – Hamlet (Art Installation and Experimental Film by Beth Russell) – Swan Divadelni Klub
23/2 – 19:00 – Martin Hilský’s and Daniel Dobiáš’ Fools For Love: Shakespeare’s Sonnets
25/2 – 19:00 – Love and Loss: Music of Shakespeare and his contemporaries
27/2 – 19:00 – Much Ado About Nothing
29/2 – 19:00 – Sonnet Open Mic Marathon – Swan Divadelni Klub

March 2016
10/3 – 19:00 – PSC Extras: Hamlet at Švandovo Divadlo na Smíchově
10/3 – 19:00 – The Comedy of Errors
11/3 – 19:00 – The Comedy of Errors
12/3 – 19:00 – The Comedy of Errors
24/3 – 19:00 – The Merchant of Venice
25/3 – 19:00 – The Merchant of Venice
31/3 – 19:00 – Richard II
31/3 – 19:00 – PSC Extras: Hamlet at Švandovo Divadlo na Smíchově

April 2016
1/4 – 19:00 – Richard II
2/4 – 19:00 – Richard II
5/4 – 19:00 – Martin Hilský’s and Daniel Dobiáš Fools For Love
6/4 – 19:00 – PSC Extras: Zkrocení zlé ženy (The Taming of the Shrew) at Divadlo na Vinohradech
8/4 – 19:00 – Much Ado About Nothing
9/4 – 19:00 – Much Ado About Nothing
14/4 – 19:00 – Margaret (Henry VI, parts 1-3)
15/4 – 19:00 – Margaret (Henry VI, parts 1-3)
15/4 – 20:00 – PSC400 on Tour: Patrick Doyle’s Music of Shakespeare – Orlando, Florida with Orlando Shakespeare Festival in partnership with UCF
16/4 – 19:00 – Troilus and Cressida – Swan Divadelni Klub
20/4 – 19:00– Macbeth
23/4 – 14:00 – Timon of Athens – Dramatherapy Special Event
23/4 – 19:00 – Troilus and Cressida – Swan Divadelni Klub
23/4 – 20:00 – PSC400 on Tour – Macbeth – Alexandria, Egypt
24/4 – 14:00 – Timon of Athens – Dramatherapy Special Event
24/4 – 20:00 – PSC400 on Tour – Much Ado About Nothing – Alexandria, Egypt
29/4 – 20:00 – Love and Loss: Music of Shakespeare and his contemporaries
30/4 – 19:00 – The Merchant of Venice

May 2016
6/5 – 19:00 – Troilus and Cressida – Swan Divadelni Klub
7/5 – 19:00 –Margaret (Henry VI, parts 1-3)
9/5 – 20:00 – Margaret (Henry VI, parts 1-3)
10/5 – 19:00 – Martin Hilský’s and Daniel Dobiáš’ Fools For Love
11/5 – 19:00 – Love and Loss: The muscial world of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries
12/5 – 19:30 – King Lear – Stratford Festival Film – Kino Aero
13/5 – 19:00 – The Comedy of Errors
13/5 – 20:00 – PSC400 Partner Event: Much Ado the Musical – Divadlo na Pradle
14/5 – 16:00 – PSC400 Partner Event: Much Ado the Musical – Divadlo na Pradle
14/5 – 19:00 – The Comedy of Errors
14/5 – 20:00 – PSC400 Partner Event: Much Ado the Musical – Divadlo na Pradle
21/5 – 19:00 – Resolute to Be Dissolute: The Raigne of King Edward the Third
22/5 – 19:00 – Resolute to Be Dissolute: The Raigne of King Edward the Third
23/5 – 19:00 – Resolute to Be Dissolute: The Raigne of King Edward the Third
31/5 – 23:00 – Richard III (a one woman show) at Prague Fringe – Divadlo Kampa

June 2016
1/6 – 21:30 – Richard III (a one woman show) at Prague Fringe – Divadlo Kampa
2/6 – 21:30 – Richard III (a one woman show) at Prague Fringe – Divadlo Kampa
3/6 – 23:00 – Richard III (a one woman show) at Prague Fringe – Divadlo Kampa
4/6 – 23:00 – Richard III (a one woman show) at Prague Fringe – Divadlo Kampa
5/6 – 19:00 – How to Kill Hamlet (dance)
6/6 – 19:00 – How to Kill Hamlet (dance)
8/6 – 19:00 – Othello
9/6 – 19:00 – Othello
10/6 – 19:00 – Othello
11/6 – 19:00 – The Taming of the Shrew – Prague Youth Theatre Advanced
12/6 – 19:00 – The Taming of the Shrew – Prague Youth Theatre
13/6 – 19:00 – The Taming of the Shrew – Prague Youth Theatre Advanced
14/6 – 19:00 – The Taming of the Shrew – Prague Youth Theatre Advanced
15/6 – 19:00 – Othello
16/6 – 19:00 – Othello
18/6 – 18:00 – All Is True: The Story of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn (dance)
18/6 – 19:30 – Drunk Hamlet – Swan Divadelni Klub
28/6 – 19:00 – The Tempest
29/6 – 19:00 – The Tempest
30/6 – 19:00 – The Tempest

July 2016
8/7 – 20:00 – The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Staged Reading)
9/7 – 20:00 – Karaoke Kinsmen (The Two Noble Kinsmen – Karaoke Staged Reading)
23/7 – 20:30 – Richard III at Prague Castle part of the Summer Shakespeare Festival
30/7 – 20:00 – Love’s Labors Lost

August 2016
1/8 – 19:00 – Eric Rasmussen Folio Lecture at The American Center
6/8 – 21:30 – Serata Con Shakespeare: tra sonetti, monologhi e dialoghi (Evening with Shakespeare) with Guy Roberts, Jessica Boone and Linda Gates – ValleChristi International Theatre Festival – Rapallo, Italy

September 2016
3/9 – 19:00 – Richard III at the Estates Theater presented in association with Národní divadlo
6/9 – 19:00 – Margaret: Shakespeare’s Henry VI, parts 1-3
7/9 – 19:00 – Margaret: Shakespeare’s Henry VI, parts 1-3
12/9 – 19:00 – Unlocking Shakespeare Public Acting Workshop – Part 1
14/9 – 19:00 – Unlocking Shakespeare Public Acting Workshop – Part 2
21/9 – 19:00 – All-Female Coriolanus
22/9 – 19:00 – All-Female Coriolanus
23/9 – 19:00 – All-Female Coriolanus
25/9 – 19:00 – How To Kill Hamlet (Dance)
26/9 – 19:00 – How To Kill Hamlet (Dance)
26/9 – 20:00 – PSC400 on Tour: Patrick Doyle’s Music of Shakespeare – Katara Opera House, Doha, Qatar
28/9 – 20:00 – Pericles – Performance and Prague Alchemy Walking Tour
29/9 – 20:00 – Pericles – Performance and Prague Alchemy Walking Tour
30/9 – 17:30 – Pericles -Performance and Prague Alchemy Walking Tour
30/9 – 20:00 – Pericles – Performance and Prague Alchemy Walking Tour

October 2016
7/10 – 20:00 – Drunk All’s Well That Ends Well – Swan Divadelni Klub
13/10 – 19:00 – The Winter’s Tale at the Estates Theater presented in association with Národní divadlo
14/10 – 19:00 – The Winter’s Tale at the Estates Theater presented in association with Národní divadlo
17/10 – 19:00 – Shakespeare Poetry Marathon Open Mic – Swan Divadelni Klub
26/10 – 19:00 – King John – Stratford Festival Film – Swan Divadelni Klub
27/10 – 19:00 – Short Shakespeare: Hamlet
28/10 – 19:00 – Short Shakespeare: Hamlet
31/10 – 19:00 – Titus Andronicus

November 2016
1/11 – 19:00 – Titus Andronicus
4/11 – 19:00 – Titus Andronicus
5/11 – 19:00 – Titus Andronicus
8/11 – 19:00 – Troilus and Cressida – Swan Divadelni Klub
10/11 – 19:00 – Antony & Cleopatra – Stratford Festival Film – Swan Divadelni Klub
11/11 – 19:00 – M4M – A Play on Measure For Measure
12/11 – 19:00 – M4M – A Play on Measure For Measure
18/11 – 20:00 – Drunk Shakespeare: Julius Caesar
19/11 – 19:00 – Lisa Wolpe’s Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender
20/11 – 13:00 – Lisa Wolpe’s Shakespeare Acting, Audition & Gender Workshop
21/11 – 19:00 – Lisa Wolpe’s Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender
23/11 – 19:00 – Staged Reading Henry IV, parts 1 & 2 and Sir Thomas More – Swan Divadelni Klub
29/11 – 19:00 – Twelfth Night

December 2016
3/12 – 19:00 – Pulp Shakespeare (Bard Fiction) – A Staged Reading
6/12 – 19:00 – Double Falsehood – A NEW Shakespeare play – Staged Reading – Swan Divadelni Klub
7/12 – 19:00 – Ill Met by Moonlight: A Midwinter’s Night Dream
9/12 – 19:00 – Ill Met by Moonlight: A Midwinter’s Night Dream
10/12 – 19:00 – Ill Met by Moonlight: A Midwinter’s Night Dream
11/12 – 14:00 – PSC on Film: Cymbeline – Swan Divadelni Klub
13/12 – 18:00 – Henry V – Staged Reading
14/12 – 19:00 – As You Like It
15/12 – 19:00 – As You Like It
19/12 – 12:00 – PSC on Film: Henry V – Swan Divadelni Klub
29/12 – 19:00 -PSC400 Encore: PSC on Film: Henry V – Swan Divadelni Klub
31/12 – 19:00 – PSC400 Encore: William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged)

*All dates and times are subject to change