YSP's most recent publication is now available. More Things in Heaven and Earth: What the Young Shakespeare Players Have Taught Us All About Human Potential explores the YSP experience in relation to such topics as brain neuroplasticity, development of empathy, the critical role of language in complex thinking, memorization, and allowing young people executive responsibility in pursuing a worthwhile superordinate goal. Order yours today at our publications page.
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The funeral scene from YSP's spring 2014 production of Julius Caesar:
The Young Shakespeare Players were voted Madison's Favorite Theater Troupe and Madison's Favorite After-School Program in the 2014-2015 Isthmus Annual Manual survey.
Comedy of Errors was performed at YSP for the first time in July, 2013. Two Shakespeare plays were added to YSP's repertoire in 2012: King Henry IV, Part 2 and As You Like It! King Henry IV, Part 2 was performed together with King Henry IV, Part 1.Listen to actors & directors talk to Radio Lit about the busy 2012 summer at YSP, or read about As You Like It in Square 77!
We are proud to announce the opening of our very first YSP chapter outside Madison, in Brattleboro, VT. YSP East–New England will inspire young people in the region to fall in love with the works of Shakespeare! Read more & register. Read about YSP East in Vermont's Commons Online.
What does an original YSP production look like? Here's a short discussion and footage of "Shakespeare's Show of Shows: Great Comic Scenes from Shakespeare and Sid Caesar," performed March, 2012!
And here's a scene from the workshop, the popular "Beethoven's Fifth," in which a married couple argues to music!
The Actor's (and Intelligent Reader's) Guide to the Language ofShakespeare, by Richard DiPrima, was published in 2010. Read more about the book that developed out of YSP's series of focused workshops on the language of Shakespeare!