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Stars of stage and screen, beloved actors from The Old Globe's history, local dignitaries, internationally renowned scholars, and other celebrities came together at The Old Globe for Shakespeare in America on Saturday evening, June 4. This special one-night-only event featured a constellation of luminaries reading selections from Shakespeare and other material, curated and hosted by the gifted writer/director Jeremy McCarter and our country's most eminent Shakespeare scholar, James Shapiro. Old Globe Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein introduced and directed the evening. For more information, click the Press Release button below.

 

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(from left) James Shapiro and Jeremy McCarter hosted Shakespeare in America,
(from left) James Shapiro and Jeremy McCarter hosted Shakespeare in America, performed by a constellation of luminaries, at The Old Globe on June 4. The event kicked off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Old Globe Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein welcomed guests to Shakespeare in America
Old Globe Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein welcomed guests to Shakespeare in America, performed by a constellation of luminaries, at The Old Globe on June 4. The event kicked off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Alfred Molina joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America
Alfred Molina joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
(from left) Mark Pinter, Blair Underwood, and Mike Sears joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America
(from left) Mark Pinter, Blair Underwood, and Mike Sears joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
(from left) Mark Pinter, Blair Underwood, Kristen Connolly, and Mike Sears joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America
(from left) Mark Pinter, Blair Underwood, Kristen Connolly, and Mike Sears joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Jonathan Cake and Marsha Stephanie Blake, who will star in the Globe's production of Macbeth this summer, joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America
Jonathan Cake and Marsha Stephanie Blake, who will star in the Globe's production of Macbeth this summer, joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Lily Rabe joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America
Lily Rabe joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
(from left) San Diego Union-Tribune theatre writer James Hebert and Old Globe Associate Artists Robert Foxworth and Deborah Taylor joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America
(from left) San Diego Union-Tribune theatre writer James Hebert and Old Globe Associate Artists Robert Foxworth and Deborah Taylor joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Eden Espinosa and Clifton Duncan joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America
Eden Espinosa and Clifton Duncan joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Luiz Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America
Luiz Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Old Globe Associate Artist Marion Ross joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America
Old Globe Associate Artist Marion Ross joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Jill Van Velzer and Sharon Rietkerk, who will appear at the Globe in Sense and Sensibility this summer, joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America
Jill Van Velzer and Sharon Rietkerk, who will appear at the Globe in Sense and Sensibility this summer, joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
J. Bernard Calloway joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America
J. Bernard Calloway joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Louis Changchien joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America
Louis Changchien joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Eight local students, all Globe veterans, joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America
Eight local students, all Globe veterans, joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
A constellation of luminaries performed in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
A constellation of luminaries performed in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
(from left) Jeremy McCarter and James Shapiro hosted Shakespeare in America, performed by a constellation of luminaries, at The Old Globe on June 4. The event kicked off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
(from left) Jeremy McCarter and James Shapiro hosted Shakespeare in America, performed by a constellation of luminaries, at The Old Globe on June 4. The event kicked off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Alfred Molina joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Alfred Molina joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Old Globe Associate Artists Marion Ross and Jonathan McMurtry joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Old Globe Associate Artists Marion Ross and Jonathan McMurtry joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Old Globe Associate Artist Robert Foxworth joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Old Globe Associate Artist Robert Foxworth joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Jonathan Cake and Marsha Stephanie Blake, who will star in the Globe's production of Macbeth this summer, joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Jonathan Cake and Marsha Stephanie Blake, who will star in the Globe's production of Macbeth this summer, joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Louis Changchien and Kristen Connolly joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Louis Changchien and Kristen Connolly joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Clifton Duncan joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Clifton Duncan joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Mark Pinter joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Mark Pinter joined a constellation of luminaries to perform in Shakespeare in America at The Old Globe on June 4, kicking off the visit to San Diego of Shakespeare's First Folio. Photo by Douglas Gates.