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Sin City Shakespeare

Innovative, dramaturgically sound journey through the classics

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Some people love Shakespeare's work, others hate it, but I believe that most of those who hate it do so because they are terrified by it. We've all had to study the material in school with varying degrees of success. This is mostly because the words of Shakespeare are all too often impersonalized and deified. In this situation, two crucially important facts are often ignored.

 

1. Shakespeare wrote for the common person not the intellectual elite.

2. Shakespeare was meant to be read with the goal of performance, not the goal of being literature.

 

The second point above is perhaps the most important. Very few have had the opportunity to explore the text with the intention of breathing life into the character saying the words and searching for the meaning and intention behind them as genuine speech, rather than just the words on a page. 

 

Too often, in the effort to appeal to modern audiences, modern Shakespeare productions seek  to impose an idea on the text.  They re-work it or re-write it.  Such things are unnecessary. Whatever statement one wants to illuminate for the audience is already there in the canon. The challenge is finding the right play to illustrate the statement, and the right conceptual treatment to make the play timely and impactful to the modern audience.  We don’t do pumpkin pants, but we don’t re-write the plays either.

 

As the Theatrical arm of Humanity Thru Art, it is the mission of Sin City Shakespeare to bring an innovative, dramaturgically sound Shakespeare experience to the Las Vegas Valley.  

 

Our current projects include: The Sin City Shakespeare Exploration Series, The Othello Project, The Garage Workshop Series, and The Psyber Shakespeare Initiative.

 

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Adam Stuart Littman

Artistic Director, Sin City Shakespeare

Upcoming Events

  • Exploring Romeo & Juliet
    Exploring Romeo & Juliet
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Dec 06
    Las Vegas
    Dec 06, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Las Vegas, 6301 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146, USA
    Dec 06, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Las Vegas, 6301 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146, USA
    Greatest love story ever told? Cautionary tale? Saved By The Bell: The Elizabethan Years? All will be revealed as we explore Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet!
  • Exploring Romeo & Juliet
    Exploring Romeo & Juliet
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Nov 26
    Las Vegas
    Nov 26, 2022, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Las Vegas, 6301 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146, USA
    Nov 26, 2022, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Las Vegas, 6301 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146, USA
    Greatest love story ever told? Cautionary tale? Saved By The Bell: The Elizabethan Years? All will be revealed as we explore Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet!
  • Exploring Romeo & Juliet
    Exploring Romeo & Juliet
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Nov 08
    Las Vegas
    Nov 08, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Las Vegas, 6301 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146, USA
    Nov 08, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Las Vegas, 6301 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146, USA
    Greatest love story ever told? Cautionary tale? Saved By The Bell: The Elizabethan Years? All will be revealed as we explore Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet!
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