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® on Peachtree Street in 1990, ASC has produced over 73 plays, presenting 1,600 plus performances including more than 30 Shakespeare titles and over 18 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, J ean Cocteau, and Thornton Wilder.

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