Just heard about a couple of Shakespeare-related projects here in Ventura County:
First, we’ve got a production of Twelfth Night mounted by the California Shakespeare Company, headed up by William Fischer (a great director with whom I’ve worked). According to reviews, they’ve done a great job translating the play into a 1930’s movie milieu (Belch and Aguecheek appear as Laurel and Hardy).
Second, a pair of Ventura writers have released The Prodigious Book of Shakespeare Puzzles, a book of–well, Shakespeare puzzles. It looks like fun, especially for teachers. (BTW, it covers all the plays)