The most famous playwright in the English language was also an actor, a student, and a very human Man of His Age. Portrayed by actor Ron Scot Fry, Shakespeare comes to life for your school, library, or organization in his one-human event … To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now


To Be! is an interactive presentation that combines dynamic interpretations of some of Shakespeare’s most famous works with a humorous look at life in Renaissance England.

“They ate that?”

The performance can be tailored to your needs, and focus on the play of your choice. Students and unsuspecting teachers and administrators will play important roles, and everyone in your school will agree with the student who said, in his mighty actor voice …

“Shakespeare is a Rock Star!”


  • Would your students or cast members benefit from an acting class taught by Shakespeare himself?
  • How about an intensive Q and A about the play of your choice, led by the man who wrote it?
  • What about a workshop on how to bring a historical figure to life?

Ron Scot Fry, the actor who plays Shakespeare, is an experienced educator who has created brilliant theatre training programs and taught theatre at the college level. More importantly, he is driven by his passion to pique people’s curiosity and

Get students excited about Shakespeare!
What can he create with you?

  • July of 2013, Ron, hosted by Principessa Georgina Corsini, portrayed William Shakespeare and taught Shakespeare and stage combat for the FESTA Theatre in Florence, Italy.  He also taught Shakespeare at Dynamo Camp near Pistola, Italy.
  • As Artistic Director of Optimist Theatre, Ron has directed The Tempest, played Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night and directed Macbeth for Shakespeare in the Park. 
  • He spent nineteen years as the Artistic Director for the Bristol Renaissance Faire, and has directed nationally renowned Faires in Virginia and Los Angeles, CA. He taught theatre at Carthage College, and has worked as an Artist in Residence at Columbia College in Chicago, IL.
  • He has been a professional actor and performer for almost thirty years, and has played more than a hundred different characters.
  • His work has been seen by more than three and a half million people.

Photos"  You bet!

See "Shakespeare" in action!


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