Original Shakespeare Company

William Shakespeare portrait

The Yale College Original Shakespeare Company seeks to perform Shakespeare’s plays in keeping with original Elizabethan rehearsal methods and to fuel appreciation of Shakespeare’s works on Yale’s undergraduate campus. Working from First Folio cue-scripts, actors rehearse as an ensemble and memorize their texts individually, never rehearsing the actual play until the opening performance. Past productions include a cue-script production of Julius Caesar and Romeo and Juliet.