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First Folio Live = a Success!

First Folio Live = a Success!

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 in Events, Uncategorized

The acclaimed Frog & Peach Theatre Company is New York’s only First Folio based Shakespeare ensemble.  Founded by members of the Actors Studio, and beloved by Shakespeare fans from all over the tri-state area, we were delighted to return to the Manhattan’s Upper West Side to take part in the New-York Historical Society’s First Folio Live event Saturday June 11! For this special event, we selected one of Shakespeare’s bloodiest scenes from Romeo & Juliet:  Act III, Scene I, featuring Collin Blackard as Benvolio, Lenny Ciotti as Mercutio, Marcus Watson as Tybalt, Jonathan Reed Wexler as Romeo, and Ellie D’Eustachio as the troupe’s lovely but terrifying Stage Manager.  The dramatic stairway and other architectural details made The Robert H & Clarice Smith Gallery perfect for this cinematic scene. After the show, audiences took part in a fun Show & Tell led by Teaching Artist & Frog & Peach Combat Choreographer Marcus Watson.  Participants got a hands-on feel for weapons like the ones Shakespeare’s actors used at The Globe. We had a wonderful time turning visitors young & old on to the excitement of Shakespeare! Enjoy some Photos from the event Below!  (photos by DFXden)   IMG_5167IMG_5187IMG_5096IMG_5197 View The Full Gallery HERE   Thanks to Everyone who came...

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First Folio Live at NYHS 6/11

First Folio Live at NYHS 6/11

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 in Events, Uncategorized

Frog & Peach Theatre Company brings the beauty of Shakespeare and the thrill of live combat to the New-York Historical Society with special live performances of Romeo & Juliet, starring Collin Blackard, Lenny Ciotti, Ellie D’Eustachio, Jonathan Reed Wexler, & Marcus Watson. Join us Saturday June 11th in The Robert H & Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History (First Level) at the world-renowned New-York Historical Society for a thrilling combat scene from this beloved play at 1:15, 2:15, & 3:15 pm. Each performance is followed by a fun demonstration of weapons like those used at The Globe, how Shakespeare’s First Folio “directs” the action, and a question and answer session about how stage combat has changed . All performances are FREE with Museum admission! For more information visit The New-York Historical Society. Combat choreographed by Marcus Watson. Directed by Lynnea Benson. Saturday at 1 PM – 4 PM FREE (with Museum admission) New-York Historical Society Map 170 Central Park W, New York, New York...

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