Restoration Shakespeare

Impact: Cultural Impact

Description of impact

A professional production of a Restoration adaptation of 'Measure for Measure' at the Napa Valley Shakespeare Festival (Napa, California, USA) and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, DC, USA). The production starred Sir Derek Jacobi. As the program noted indicated, this production arose directly from the 2014 workshop on Restoration Shakespeare that I co-directed at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Who is affected

(1) theatre companies (Napa Shakespeare Festival, Kennedy Center), (2) individual performing artists (e.g., actor Sir Derek Jacobi and stage director Richard Clifford), and (3) theatre audiences at both producing organizations.
Impact statusCompleted
Impact date01 Oct 201631 Oct 2016
Category of impactCultural Impact
Impact levelEngagement


  • Shakespeare
  • theatre
  • theatre history