To challenge, engage, enrich and enchant through an innovative fusion of Shakespeare and Commedia Dell’Arte. To create a community-based, deeply interactive theatre that speaks across generation, ethnicity, and economic class. To educate and entertain in a fashion that promotes a passionate and meaningful exchange. To map new stories for our time out of the great stories of the past. THE BEST OF THE PAST. THE BEST OF THE PRESENT.
Vagabonde Shakespeare is in the process of obtaining official not-for-profit status.
The premiere season opens summer 2013 with an original adaptation of Shakespeare’s Woodsy Comedy, As You Like It presented as a Robin Hood Tale. The adaptation fuses Shakespeare’s tale with the classic Howard Pyle tales of Robin Hood and his merry band, updating the humouor using techniques of the ancient and yet eternally contemporary Commedia dell’Arte (the craft of improvisation).