Bad Quarto Productions is devoted to exploring the dingy corners of Shakespearean plays, primarily by staging the works of Shakespeare's contemporaries, along with the lesser done versions of his works (i.e. the earliest printed version of Hamlet and The Taming of a Shrew (not the shrew). Bad Quarto has been producing these plays since 2010, but we have done less well in documenting our work, and helping to create performance histories that will help others explore the Shakespeare-esque stage beyond the canon, and we are taking this moment to focus on that work.
We'll be rolling out this work sporadically over the next few months. Our intention is to give each of our past productions its own archive page with basic details about the production. Photos, videos and performance editions (where permitted by copyright laws), and other materials will follow.
Bad Quarto Productions was founded in 2010 with a production of The Merry Devil of Edmonton that we toured to the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and performed at the American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, VA. We have continued to work in spaces and in a way that evokes the style of an early modern playing company on tour since then.