Ohio State and Shakespeare

The Ohio State University and the UK’s Royal Shakespeare Company have joined together in a unique, international partnership for education, research, and performance.

This first-of-its-kind collaboration is centered on guest artist residencies, and a compelling professional development program for K-12 teachers and teaching artists in Ohio, rooted in the RSC’s Stand Up for Shakespeare program.

The endeavor is already having a profound impact in schools across the state, reaching more than 3,000 children in its first two years.

Ohio State also has joined with Lincoln Center Festival and Park Avenue Armory to bring the Royal Shakespeare Company to New York City for an unprecedented six-week residency in summer 2011.

As part of that residency, Ohio State will welcome alumni, friends, faculty, and students to an exclusive performance of Romeo and Juliet, followed by a fundraising gala and cast party, on July 12.

For more information, visit The Arts Initiative at Ohio State.