Tag Archive for: DPS Shakespeare Festival

A line of students in costume raise their clasped hands as they take a bow at the DPS Shakespeare Festival

Prepping for Shakespeare: A First-Hand Account of the DPS Shakespeare Festival

Former Rocky Mountain News Theatre Critic Lisa Bornstein and current fourth grade math teacher at Polaris Elementary School gives her first-hand account of her school’s participation in the 40th annual DPS Shakespeare Festival. It was 10am on Friday, April 26 when downtown Denver’s Skyline Park came alive with Roman senators, harlequins, a living brick wall […]

A large number of students clasp hands as they take a bow after performing in the DPS Shakespeare Festival

DPS Shakespeare Festival Takes Kids Beyond the Text

On a brisk April morning, 4,500 students, educators, volunteers, family and friends filled downtown Denver. Passersby were overheard asking, “Is there a parade?” And, the answer was “yes,” but not just any parade. It was the fanfare that preceded the 39th annual Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival, which kicked off with remarks in Skyline Park […]

2019 DPS Shakespeare Festival. Photo by John Moore

DPS Shakespeare Festival – To Be or Not to Be?

Denver Public Schools, DPS Foundation and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts declare “let there be a 37th annual Shakespeare Festival.” Not plague, nor pestilence, nor pandemic will interrupt the pleasure that more than 5,000 schoolchildren of all ages take in the country’s oldest and largest Shakespearean festival for youth.

DPS Shakespeare Festival 2019_Photo by John Moore

In case you missed it: DPS Shakespeare Festival

Each year, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts proudly partners with Denver Public Schools and the Denver Public Schools Foundation to produce the DPS Shakespeare Festival. 

2019 DPS Shakespeare Festival. Parade. Photo by John Moore

Some are born great, others achieve greatness at the DPS Shakespeare Festival

Here are some of the characters we met off the stage at the nation’s largest student Shakespeare festival