Category Archives: Winter Shakespeare

Eddie George’s Second Act: 60 Minutes Sports to Air Profile February 5 on Showtime

The question most asked of Eddie George throughout our run of Othello was “Why Shakespeare?” It’s a valid question. Why would a Heisman Trophy winner and former pro-football player choose to take on works that even an Oscar-winning actor would … Continue reading

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Congratulations Eddie George!

At the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, we love a good surprise and last night’s announcement that Eddie George, star of our Winter Shakespeare production of Othello and former Tennessee Titans running back, was to be inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall … Continue reading

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Volunteers Needed for Winter Shakes 2014

The holiday season was a busy time for all of us. Among other things, there were (in the words of Andy Williams) “parties for hosting, marshmallows for roasting and caroling out in the snow,” and amidst all the hustle and bustle of … Continue reading

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Them There is Fighting Words: The Language of Conflict in Shakespeare’s Works

It was great pity, so it was, That villanous saltpetre should be digg’d Out of the bowels of the harmless earth, Which many a good tall fellow had destroy’d So cowardly; and but for these vile guns He would himself … Continue reading

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You’re Invited to our first Open House!

It’s hard to believe that in just a few short days, 2013 will be officially over! We here at Nashville Shakes welcome 2014 with open arms. It’s a year full of Shakespeare, bluegrass and picnics (Shakespeare in the Park), Heisman … Continue reading

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Nashville Shakespeare Festival to stage ‘Othello’

Eddie George returns in NSF’s winter production NASHVILLE, Tennessee — December 9, 2013 — The Nashville Shakespeare Festival will present the powerful tragedy Othello, featuring Eddie George in the title role, Jan. 9 through Feb. 2 at Belmont University’s Troutt … Continue reading

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Announcing THE TRAGEDY OF OTHELLO Cast

We recently held auditions for our 2014 Winter Shakespeare production of Othello and after several days full of amazing actors (from both near and far), we finally narrowed down our cast. With both new and familiar faces to our Shakespeare stage, we’re … Continue reading

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