After a slightly low-key couple of years, several of the traditional elements are re-appearing including the use of New Place Garden for the procession to assemble and the return of the great marquee for the luncheon which will feature speeches from, among others, novelist Hilary Mantel and the retiring head of the National Theatre, Sir Nicholas Hytner. But even before the birthday several big academic events are taking place. The big event taking place in Europe to celebrate the th anniversary will be the Shakespeare conference in Paris from April, organised by the Societe Francaise Shakespeare.
You can help choose the last reading of the season.
Four pairs of directors and scholars will argue the case for reviving one of four plays before the audience is asked to vote. Candlelight, cue-scripts and Original Pronunciation will be three of the hurdles facing the Read Not Dead cast who will work with David and Ben Crystal on a staged reading of Macbeth as Shakespeare might have heard it.
David, Ben and the cast will also present two illustrated lectures exploring 16th and 17th century poetry and music in Original Pronunciation. Children and adults can direct their own Shakespeare scenes online with an exciting new interactive digital tool, Staging It, launched on 23 April.
The Playhouse will also be the venue for Research in Action, a series in which scholars and theatre makers explore staging issues relating to indoor playhouses. The audiences will become part of these live experiments. John Wolfson and others will offer Perspectives on plays old and new and members of the Globe Theatre companies will meet audiences after performances at Talking Theatre events.
Please join us inside or out this summer. Globe Education has been spearheading a Lyly revival with the help of scholars and theatre artists. The Lyly celebration begins with a day of public workshops and talks from actors, directors and leading Lyly scholars: Lyly wrote the play in the late s.
They are the co-editors of Moving Shakespeare Indoors: Performance and Repertoire in the Jacobean Playhouse. His books include Amends For Ladies About plays of the period have survived in print.
A city comedy in which a maid, wife and widow have their virtue questioned by the men who claim to love them. Satirical and witty, the play questions the association of women with inconstancy.
The ground-rules are simple.
Actors are given a script on a Sunday morning and work with a director to get the play up on its feet — with entrances and exits, token costume and music if needed. They present it, script in hand, to an audience at 4. These are not intended to be polished productions.
However, there is a shared spirit of adventure and excitement for actors and audiences who sense that they might be uncovering a hidden gem. Over plays have been staged to date and all are recorded for archive. The widowed Duchess of Amalfi has fallen in love with her majordomo Antonio, and secretly marries him.
With music from Coro Cervantes in memory of Michael Jacobs.
Please see page 10 for further information. You will have a chance to decide which one.
Four directors will team up with four scholars and present their arguments for reviving one of four plays. Actors will stage a selection of chosen scenes and vie for your vote. The winning play will then be performed as our final Read Not Dead of the season.
Known as the Penshurst Manuscript, it has remained in the ownership of the Sidney family since it was written by Lady Mary Wroth circa Please note a ticket to the Read Not Dead reading grants you admission to the grounds from 4. For access to the Penshurst Place and Gardens prior to 4.
For details on Penshurst Place and Gardens see penshurstplace.The construction of bogus Shakespeares is an act of treason against the real Shakespeare, who is still being hounded by his enemies years after his birth. PERFORMERS’ AND FACILITATORS’ BIOGRAPHIES: William “Bill” Atwood Bill Atwood has nearly 30 years experience of teaching Shakespeare and Movement for Actors at the renowned American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and New Jersey Young Audiences.
Apr 23, · Shakespeare at the Pen Tells the Tale Last month I put up a post summarizing the orthodox evidence in favor of William Shakespeare of Stratford () as having been the author of William Shakespeare's plays and poetry, based largely on the testimony of the First Folio, published in , and the Stratford monument Author: A.
S. Haley. In Paris, go to Shakespeare , where performances, film screenings, and historic tours fill the week and coming weekend.
In May, the Asian Shakespeare Association holds its inaugural conference in Taipei. See a play by Shakespeare tomorrow. That's the happiest way to celebrate -- with, as Hamlet says, words, words, words. The Chicago Shakespeare Theater and the Joffrey Ballet talk Shakespeare's th birthday. Apr 23, · Shakespeare at the Pen Tells the Tale Last month I put up a post summarizing the orthodox evidence in favor of William Shakespeare of Stratford () as having been the author of William Shakespeare's plays and poetry, based largely on the testimony of the First Folio, published in , and the Stratford monument erected over his gravestone a few years before benjaminpohle.com: A.