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"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."

Shakespeare in Yosemite 2021: Cymbeline, filmed on location and coming to YouTube for Earth Day!

Yosemite Shakes Part of global Cymbeline Anthropocene project
One of 8 theatres looking at the ecological possibilities of this late Shakespearean play.
Our Love's Labors Lost is postponed until 2022
All is not lost! Join us in late April 2022 in Yosemite National Park 
Shakespeare in Yosemite Now and (Almost) Then
Yosemite Archives Reveal that Max Reinhardt almost directed Shakespeare in the Park in 1934
devon glover
Sonnet Man Performs in Area Schools
Devon Glover, AKA the Sonnet Man, visits Merced-area schools perfomring hip-hop sonnets before performing in Shakespeare in Yosemite
bethy harmelin as rosalind
As You Like It, 2019
Pictured: Bethy Harmelin as Rosalind, Andrew Hardy as Orlando, and Rachel Rodrigues as Celia

About Shakespeare in Yosemite

Shakespeare in Yosemite was founded in 2017 to bring short, accessible, and FREE productions of Shakespeare’s plays to Yosemite National Park for Earth Day and Shakespeare’s birthday each April. Our shows are 90 minutes long, feature lots of music, and are adapted to address issues relevant to Earth Day and Yosemite. Casts are made up of UC Merced students and community members, and shows are directed by Shakespeare in Yosemite co-founders Katherine Steele Brokaw and Paul Prescott. Learn more about our mission, what we have done, and our plans for the future in this interview.

After a haitus due to COVID-19 in 2020, we will return this spring! 

We are excited to announced Shakespeare in Yosemite 2021: a filmed and musical adaptation of Cymbeline, shot in Merced and Yosemite in late March and released for free on YouTube for Earth Day. Part of the worldwide Cymbeline in the Anthropocene project, sponsored by UC Merced Arts and Yosemite National Park. Featuring Lisa Wolpe, Dennis Brown, Connie Stetson, and more to be announced soon. 
Music by Cathryn Flores, Rena Leon, and Sofia Andom, videography by Shawn Overton.

Auditions will be held December 21: information here

Shakespeare in Yosemite is produced in partnership with UC MercedYosemite National Park and Misfit Press.

Follow @YosemiteShakes on social media for updates

We are on Instagram, Twitter (@YosemiteShakes) and Facebook (@ShakespeareinYosemite) , and you can also follow #YosemiteShakes 

Shakespeare in Yosemite is proud to be a member of the Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA). For more information visit



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