American Shakespeare Theatre
Neil Young A Man Nees a Maid (piano) live
From the Concert at the “American Shakespeare Theatre”, Stratford CT (1/22/71).
With German Subtitles/Deutsche Untertitel.
The American Shakespeare Theatre was a theater company based in Stratford, Connecticut, United States. It was formed in the early 1950’s by Lawrence Langner, Lincoln Kirstein, and philanthropist Joseph Verner Reed. The American Shakespeare Shakespeare Festival Theatre was constructed and the program opened on July 12, 1955 with Julius Caesar.
Plays were produced at the Festival Theatre in Stratford from 1955 until the company ceased operations in the mid-1980’s. The company focused on American interpretations of William Shakespeare‘s plays, but occasionally produced plays by other playwrights. It was the home of the American Shakespeare Festival.
The last full season of the festival as a producing organization was 1982. The last production on the theater stage was a one-person show of The Tempest in September 1989.
Actors involved with American Shakespeare Theatre include Alex Cord, Earle Hyman, David Groh, Katharine Hepburn, Fred Gwynne, Morris Carnovsky, Will Geer, John Houseman, James Earl Jones, Christopher Plummer, Hal Miller Lynn Redgrave,Christopher Walken, Rene Auberjonois, David Birney, Meredith Baxter, Michael Moriarty, Jan Miner, Kate Reid, Fritz Weaver, and Charles Siebert.
The 9th Festival! Stratford will present A Midsummer Night’s Dream, performed by CT Free Shakespeare, on the grounds July 31-Aug 1, 2013.