The seventh largest Shakespeare Festival in the globe is The Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF). The Alabama Shakespeare Festival fascinated over 300,000 viewers every year. The viewers come from U.S. and about 60 nations. The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is celebrated at Montgomery in Alabama.
The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is started in Anniston on 1972. The first recital of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival is performed at the Anniston High School auditorium. The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is shifted to Montgomery in 1985.
The Alabama Shakespeare Festival provides upto 14 world-class productions with three works of William Shakespeare in a year. Different types of drams are running in the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
A Children's Theatre and SchoolFest is affiliated with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival to conduct the dramas. The students are participated and given their programs with the great dramatists. Above 36,000 students are participated in these dramas from the region.
The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is given a help of the spectators to understand the better drama on Saturdays.
Mr. and Mrs. Winton Blount, who won the $21.5 million dollars to maintain an arts complex, set in a park, an extent of 250 acres. The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is celebrated at this park. The park was named ‘Winton M. Blount Cultural Park’. There are two theaters located in the center of this park. The Carolyn Blount Theatre houses are provided the 750 seated Festival Stage, 250 seated eight-sided Theatre. The park provides 100,000 sq.ft facilitated land. The grounds are shaped in an English-style, enclosed with a lake for attraction.
The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is running a Professional Actor Training Program to the Master of Fine Arts collaborated with the Department of Theatre and Dance from the University of Alabama. The famous winning graduates are Norbert Leo Butz (Tony Award), Michael Emerson (Emmy Award). On April 25, 2008, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival is declared that the relationship with University of Alabama will be separated after August 2009. The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is located at the Blount Cultural Park from 1998.