May 10-28, 2023
NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden
Directed by Brittany N. Williams
The audience favorite returns to the Besthoff Sculpture Garden after 12 long years. Chaos takes center stage when four lovers, an amateur troupe of mediocre actors, and the fairy king and queen all converge on the woods outside of Athens.
MEET THE WRITER
Altogether Shakespeare's works include 38 plays, 2 narrative poems, 154 sonnets, and a variety of other poems. No original manuscripts of Shakespeare's plays are known to exist today. It is actually thanks to a group of actors from Shakespeare's company that we have about half of the plays at all. They collected them for publication after Shakespeare died, preserving the plays. These writings were brought together in what is known as the First Folio ('Folio' refers to the size of the paper used). It contained 36 of his plays, but none of his poetry.
Shakespeare’s legacy is as rich and diverse as his work; his plays have spawned countless adaptations across multiple genres and cultures. His plays have had an enduring presence on stage and film. His writings have been compiled in various iterations of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, which include all of his plays, sonnets, and other poems. William Shakespeare continues to be one of the most important literary figures of the English language.