History / Production History of the Atlanta Shakespeare Company

With each production from the late 80’s until 1999, ASC’s core aesthetic became a little clearer.

What emerged over time was a company of artists dedicated to a radically pure approach to the text. Each syllable is examined and reexamined for clues as to form, meaning, and original intent. What’s more, ASC actors actively embraced the heart and soul of the Elizabethan Theater: the active relationship between actor and audience.

Since the opening of The Shakespeare Tavern® Playhouse on Peachtree Street in 1990, ASC has produced Shakespeare's entire 39 play canon plus over 20 period classics by the likes of Aristophanes, G.B Shaw, Mrs. Aphra Behn, Jean Racine, Christopher Marlowe, Jean Anouilh, Ryunosuke Akutagwa, Niccolo Machiavelli, Albert Camus, Jean Genet, Tennessee Williams, Moliere, Bertolt Brecht, Jean Cocteau, and Thornton Wilder and a handful of fun musicals such as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Cabaret and Hamlet, The Musical!.

In 1995 ASC was honored to be the first American company to perform on the stage of Shakespeare’s Globe in London, England.

Production History