PlayShakespeare.com Joins Forces with The Shakespeare Society

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Bringing free podcasts to bard fans on iTunes, PlayShakespeare.com and Shakespeare Society's sites

The PlayShakespeare.com team looks forward to even more exciting projects in the future.

PlayShakespeare.com, a comprehensive free website devoted to all things Shakespeare, has established a working partnership with The Shakespeare Society in New York City. The two organizations will collaborate in cross promotion and support.

PlayShakespeare.com, in addition to producing its own Podcasts, will collaborate with The Shakespeare Society on Shakespeare Talks. The programs, produced in New York City, feature interviews, seminars, workshops and backstage passes with noted Shakespearean experts, educators, directors and actors. The first of the series features an interview with author of The Shakespeare Wars, Ron Rosenbaum conducted by Davis McCallum. McCallum, who recently directed The Belle's Stratagem at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, lives and works in New York.

"It's a wonderful alliance in the spirit of bringing quality content to the Shakespeare community," said Ron Severdia of San Francisco, founder of PlayShakespeare.com. "The PlayShakespeare.com team looks forward to even more exciting projects in the future."

The Shakespeare Society is a membership-based, non-profit organization that promotes Shakespeare and his works through seminars, workshops, and educational programs featuring stage performances by outstanding actors with illuminating commentary by noted Shakespearean writers, scholars, and directors. Its past participants include F. Murray Abraham, Stephen Greenblatt, Liev Schreiber, Patrick Stewart, Sir Peter Hall, Derek Jacobi, Philip Bosco, Marjorie Garber, Ralph Fiennes, and Claire Bloom.

Executive and Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Society, Michael Sexton shared, "We are so pleased to be embarking on this collaboration with PlayShakespeare.com. The two organizations' missions blend seamlessly, and these Podcasts will prove invaluable in our efforts to promote the understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare's plays and poems."

In addition to offering online access to the complete works of William Shakespeare, PlayShakespeare.com features ongoing reviews of Shakespeare productions on stage and screen by a network of noted critics located in major Shakespeare "hotspots" around the world. Their commentaries on theatrical performances, books and films related to Shakespeare and his works are post regularly on PlayShakespeare.com under the guidance of editor-in-chief Denise Battista.

PlayShakespeare.com also produces the popular Shakespeare application for users of the popular iPhone or iPods. Anyone with iTunes can download the application, which contains the complete works of Shakespeare, free of charge.

In addition, PlayShakespeare.com roster of worldwide critics honor the best in Shakespeare with the website's annual Falstaff Awards, soon to be announced in February.

Related links:

The Shakespeare Society: http://www.shakespearesociety.org

Podcasts on PlayShakespeare.com: http://www.playshakespeare.com/podcasts

Announcement: http://www.playshakespeare.com/news/3722-playshakespeare-com-and-the-shakespeare-society-join-forces

PlayShakespeare.com podcasts on iTunes store: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=301353970

Free Shakespeare iPhone application on iTunes store:
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=285035416&mt=8

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