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What is The Shakespeareance?


Fondling a First Folio at Miami University, 2016.

A lecture series hosted by Austin Tichenor of the Reduced Shakespeare Company (that’s me!), featuring voices from around the world — especially yours.

Once a month, I’ll present an online talk about Shakespeare in our lives and culture, followed by conversation and live Q&A with special guests. Patreon supporters get sneak previews, backstage access, premium content, customized perks, private lectures, and sonnets and songs singing your praises! 

It’s a book club. A study group. A chance to nerd out with fellow Shakespeareans.

Join the Shakespeareance!

Directing Elise Dixon as Beatrice in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Pacific University. 2017.

Do you have a big audition coming up?

Or the first draft of a play or novel?

Or just want to work on some speeches for your own pleasure?

I offer private monologue coaching and manuscript review for actors and writers at every level of expertise.

Check out what some talented folks have said about working with me.

Contact me for rates and further information!

Join the Shakespeareance!

Watch Elizabeth Dennehy discuss Shakespeare and STAR TREK!

Longer than a Tweet, Shorter Than a Play

Recent Writings

So. Much. Hamlet!

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What’s Your Favorite Shakespeare Play?

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Pandemic Shakespeare

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Folger Shakespeare Library Essays

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A Sonnet to Shakespeare Book Clubs

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