Enriching young lives, cultivating community, with theatre as the means and Shakespeare the inspiration.
Community Shakespeare Company breaks new ground. Its mission is to enrich young lives and cultivate community. CSC's unique adaptations enchant and engage young actors from 3rd grade up. The productions motivate community, parents, mentors and artists to support and encourage youth. The result is a dynamic model that can be replicated in schools, organizations, clubs and communities nationwide.
Across the country and around the world, CSC scripts are being used by educators to introduce their students to Shakespeare, and even to the English language! Read what others have to say about the most user-friendly adaptations on the market, for students from elementary to high school. (What people say What kids say)
"We are indeed blessed to have Community Shakespeare in our midst."
Announcing FALL SEASON 2014
Read Islands Weekly Article written by cast members (page 5)
Twelfth Night script is now available! CSC Scripts are now available online.
"Regarding how we found your scripts, we needed an easier to understand version of the MSND script and yours was the best at staying with the original intent without being laborious. Nicely done!"
"In Richard Carter's adaptation of "As You Like It" the integrity of the
original play is maintained while the story is made accessible to
audiences. My young actors appreciated Carter's
easier-to-memorize rhymed verse and the abbreviated scenes and
contemporary humor appealed to the kids in the crowd.
It is the perfect way to get "turned on" to Shakespeare."
"Thank you Richard. You and your company are an inspiration to me. I am simply in awe that you could write such interactive and enjoyable scripts. I haven't exactly decided when my next play will be, but this much I do know - there WILL be a next play Thank you for spreading the light of Shakespeare. Please know that it now burns in Kingston, Jamaica!"
"Our Class enjoyed using your adaptation of Shakespeare's 'A
Comedy of Errors!' It was especially enjoyable for our audiences of over
people. What an accomplishment to be able to say my students have performed
and understood one of Shakespeare's comedies. Thank you for the opportunity
to present a fun and 'adolescent friendly' version of 'A Comedy of Errors!' "
"Using Richard Carter's adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream was brilliant! The adapted version brings the script to a manageable time length which was important for maintaining focus with my grades 1,2,3 students. More importantly though, Carter's adaptation keeps the essence of the play and the beauty of the poetry all the while making it accessible to elementary students. The insertion of a few contemporary phrases and references also increased the relevance for my students ... and added extra humour!"