May 7, 2012 - 9:48am
Review: Syracuse University's well-acted production makes the Bard's comedy an accessible romp

“Sweet are the uses of adversity,” reads the inscription on the statue in the center of the stage at the beginning of Syracuse University's production of “As You Like It.” In this production, though, there was little adversity from which to sweeten.

August 8, 2011 - 4:50pm
The Syracuse Shakespeare Festival brings the playwright's work to Syracuse University students

"To die, to sleep, or just to take a nap and hope you wake up in time for dinner to make guacamole for 12 because you promised that you would."  -Actor Michael Carroll in "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged"

Children's cartoons. Curse words. And...Shakespeare? 

Ronnie Bell, founder of the 9-year-old Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, is hoping this unlikely combination will change college students' concept of the famous playwright.

"We're gearing ourselves toward SU more and more," Bell said.