Being Shakespeare

  • Playing at: Broadway Playhouse
  • Dates: April 18, 2012 - April 29, 2012
  • Runtime: Approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes including intermission

Secure your seats today for Simon Callow's virtuosic performance, which took the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by storm and played to great acclaim on London's West End and throughout the UK. Callow weaves together excerpts from Shakespeare's greatest plays and poems—breathing new life into his unforgettable characters and giving theater-lovers a glimpse of the real man behind the legend. This uniquely multidimensional portrait of the Bard follows Callow's major international success The Mystery of Charles Dickens (Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Broadway and London's West End) in addition to memorable film roles, including Shakespeare in Love, Four Weddings and a Funeral and A Room with a View.

“Anyone both fascinated and mystified by the Bard will begin understand Shakespeare—the man, his world, and his plays—in a new way.” —Chicago Sun-Times

” * * * * #1 Critics Choice! Callow and Shakespeare: a brilliant combination”

—The Times (UK)

” * * * * We've had some fine shows about Shakespeare from John Gielgud, Ian McKellen and Michael Pennington. But Simon Callow's is among the very best”

—The Guardian (UK)

” * * * * Dazzling…the audiences were on their feet applauding this singular triumph”

—Daily Express (UK)

” * * * * * The closest 21st century audiences will get to seeing Shakespeare perform his own work himself”

—Bath Venue Magazine (UK)