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154 Revisited

Revolution Shakespeare

September 10-October 4

2020 Fringe Festival

Flexible Run Time

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Artist Website

Timeless, ageless, and intangible in so many ways — love can be translated into so many forms. Revolution Shakespeare hopes to purely spread more love to any and all who would engage, and to embrace where Shakespeare’s words meet modern sensibilities.

Over 50 playwrights, poets, songwriters, creatives have adapted Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets, considered masterly textual representations of love, into their own uniquely voiced forms. These 154 adaptations, now embodied by a variety of talented individuals in video/audio form, represent a way for us all to translate love into a new form — and perhaps, find and give love radically.

Join the Instagram Live premiere on Thursday, Sept 10 at 7pm.

Upon visiting our website here, simply input your information and you will be granted access to our library of sonnet adaptations. Browse at your leisure!

Each individual sonnet will include a content warning as necessary. Please check each web page or contact us for more information.

Recommended for ages 13+.


Available to access online during the Festival



Free to Access, Pass the Hat Donations encouraged

Donations accepted via PayPall

About the Artists

Revolution Shakespeare, also known as RevShakes, was created in 2013 to add to the scope of Shakespeare performance and education in the Philadelphia area, creating “accessible” Shakespeare with a spirit of fun, music, food, and performance.

Formerly known for their Hawthorne Park free public performances of Shakespeare and their Revolt Against the Patriarchy staged readings, RevShakes took a much needed break with the naming of Tai Verley as the new Artistic Director. Now helmed by Verley, Daniel Kontz (Art Direction/Marketing) and Abby Weissman (Education/Artistic Associate), the company hopes to empower communities in Philadelphia and beyond with a new mission: creating adaptations of Shakespeare’s work, not just new cuts of the plays; and involving and inspiring collaborative spaces that allow our audience’s modern sensibilities to reflect on the Bard’s universal stories with their own truth.

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