All events offer virtual and in-person screenings, free of charge. Registration is required for virtual and in-person screenings. Suggested donations are appreciated!
No Holds Bard : Shakespeare Remade for 2021 is modified from its regular format due to public health concerns. We are taking cues from Shakespeare’s own time, when the theaters were often closed due to plague; however, we are able to do things undreamt of in all his philosophies.
In both 1603 and 1606 the London theaters were closed due to plague. In both seasons, Shakespeare and the King’s Men took to touring through the countryside in order to keep performing. Of course, this also enabled the non-London-living population to see theater they would otherwise be unable to see. We have different ways of both performing and reaching audiences in our own time, and this year’s festival fully harnesses those means.
In keeping with the indomitable spirit of the Upstart Crow and his various bands of players, this year’s No Holds Bard fully embraces the time we live in. Theaters may be constrained, but imagination and its patrons never are!
For full list of events during No Holds Bard, click here.