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Shakespeare Fest: Students put spirit of youth in everything

Surely no one will compare Friday to a summer’s day. But compared to the bone-chilling festivities of a year ago, the 33rd Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival was, in the Bard’s own words, a comfort like sunshine after rain. Read more… 

Soggy skies can’t shake 5,000 students’ Shakespeare spirit

Michael Berger grew up with a stutter. On Friday, the high-school senior stood ebulliently in the rain and welcomed thousands to the 32nd annual Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival.”This is the greatest honor I have ever had in my theatre career,” said Berger, a senior at Denver School of the Arts who was chosen from hundreds of DPS students to perform as none other than the Bard himself at the festival’s opening ceremonies in Skyline Park. Read more…
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“The Show Must Go On!” 32nd Annual DPS Shakespeare Festival

Rain, snow or shine…”the show must go on!” Nearly 5,000 students from 80 schools braved the wet weather Friday to celebrate William Shakespeare’s 452nd birthday at the 32nd annual DPS Shakespeare Festival. The costumed, enthusiastic crowd of young performers marched from Skyline Park to the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where they performed The Bard’s works on more than 15 stages. Read more…

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2015 Shakespeare Festival is a celebration of Will Power

  • Jessica Quiñónez locked hands in a circle with her 15 students from Newlon Elementary School and told them not to be nervous when their time came to perform at today’s 31st annual DPS Shakespeare Festival. Read more…

DPS Shakespeare Festival returns with DCPA as new partner

  • The Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival returns for a 31st year this Friday (April 24) under a new partnership with the DPS Foundation that now includes the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Read More…