Old Globe director to speak on Shakespeare at Rancho Santa Fe event


Barry Edelstein, artistic director of The Old Globe, will present “Thinking Shakespeare Live!” on Oct. 25 at the Village Church.

In this fast-paced, humorous presentation, Edelstein will provide key skills to enhance our understanding of the Bard’s fascinating language. Edelstein has taught Shakespearean acting at The Juilliard School, NYU’s Graduate Acting Program, and the University of Southern California, and is widely recognized as one of the leading American authorities on Shakespeare.

“I know that for some the Bard can be a heavy lift,” said Edelstein. “I’ve put together this program to show that with just a few hints and tricks that are easy to learn and apply, Shakespeare’s language can be as immediate and alive as anything in today’s paper.”

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, and the Globe, in partnership with the San Diego Public Library, has been selected as the California host site for “First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare,” a Folger Library national exhibition.

After hearing this presentation, you will be positioned to more fully appreciate and enjoy the events related to this commemorative celebration of the Bard.

Barry Edelstein will be speaking at a Village Viewpoints event in the Fellowship Center at the Village Church. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m. with the program beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Buy tickets at, or by calling 858-756-6557. Tickets purchased at the door on event night will be $30.