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Galatea 101: Performing John Lyly in the 21st Century

Galatea (c.1584) enjoyed some more research and development with actors in August 2021, as it heads towards a production in collaboration with Wildworks, when director Emma Frankland gathered theatremakers at the 101 Outdoor Creation Space (thanks to...
From: Before Shakespeare on 20 Sep 2021

Appel à communication : « Adélaïde Ristori et le «Grande Attore». Enracinement, adaptation et exportation d’une tradition » (Gênes, 2-3-4 novembre 2022)

Appel à communication : « Adélaïde Ristori et le «Grande Attore». Enracinement, adaptation et exportation d’une tradition » (Gênes, 2-3-4 novembre 2022) À l’occasion du bicentenaire de la naissance d’Adelaide Ristori (Cividale del Friuli,...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 11 Sep 2021

Restoring John Cheere’s Shakespeare statue

Stratford’s Town Hall August 2021 Stratford-upon-Avon’s  Town Hall is one of the most important of the town’s buildings, associated with Shakespeare through its dedication at the time of the Garrick Jubilee in 1769. This summer its familiar stone...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Aug 2021

Voltaire’s Fanaticism, or Mahomet the Prophet: a new translation

A preface on Voltaire and Islam by Malise Ruthven Fanaticism, or Mahomet the Prophet, translated by Hanna Burton (Sacramento, 2013). Until recently, it was generally considered that Islam, the youngest of the great world religions, was born ‘not...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 26 Aug 2021

The Comedy of Errors (RSC) @ The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Garden Theatre

‘Capitalism!’ crooned the four-strong Chorus who provided an acapella doo-wop score for Phillip Breen’s Comedy of Errors. Errors isn’t a play which demands a subtle approach, and the singers identifying the core interpretive ethos of this production...
From: The Bardathon on 19 Aug 2021

Galatea 101 #3

Bea Webster talks about the process of turning sixteenth-century English into British Sign Language and the creation of appropriate signs, the importance of a diverse rehearsal room, and what it’s like playing a character about to be sacrificed… Part...
From: Before Shakespeare on 19 Aug 2021

Galatea 101 #

Nadia Nadarajah and Brian Duffy tell us about their experiences working on the play Galatea, including translations into British Sign Language, exploring the character of the goddess Diana, and using physical communication and visual vernacular. The work...
From: Before Shakespeare on 19 Aug 2021


This week and next, Galatea is back on its feet once more! Now heading towards a production in collaboration with Wildworks, director and theatremaker Emma Frankland has gathered theatremakers at the 101 Outdoor Creation Space (made possible thanks to...
From: Before Shakespeare on 18 Aug 2021

Romeo & Juliet @ Shakespeare’s Globe (livestream)

If there’s a play that can benefit from some shaking up, it’s Romeo and Juliet. During the pre-performance materials, members of the cast and crew of the Globe’s current production spoke of challenging the idea that the play is a love story. But...
From: The Bardathon on 8 Aug 2021

Henry V (RSC/Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre) @ Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre

The RSC’s Folio Translation Project, designed to create new Chinese-language translations of the canon, began in 2016 with Owen Horsley’s production of So Kwok Wan’s translation of Henry V. Made available to delegates at the World Shakespeare...
From: The Bardathon on 6 Aug 2021

Pericles (Yohangza) @ Seoul Arts Centre

The sands of time have already covered up much of history. On Lim Il-jin’s enormous, deep stage, sand expands as far as the eye can see, into the dark recesses. The faded magnificence of the ages emerges from the sand: the colossal head of a statue...
From: The Bardathon on 3 Aug 2021

The Winter’s Tale (SHAKE Festival) @ Zoom

Following the initiation of the live online Zoom/YouTube readings of Shakespeare by The Show Must Go Online early in the pandemic, a number of other organisations have worked to put on Shakespeare readings of their own. SHAKE Festival is unusual among...
From: The Bardathon on 31 Jul 2021

Mugen-Noh Othello @ Shizuoka Performing Arts Centre

Some fifty years after the events of Othello, a wandering traveller called Waki arrives in Cyprus, which is now back under Turkish control. By beginning this Mugen-Noh rendition of the tragedy at a point when the deaths of Othello, Desdemona and the...
From: The Bardathon on 30 Jul 2021

Committee of Taste, or, The punishment of a modern Midas

“A satire on the rebuilding of Drury Lane Theatre. Whitbread, Chairman of the Committee, bestrides a barrel, the head inscribed ‘The Butt M, T’ [empty]. He has long ass’s ears and points to a table beside him on the extreme right where there is...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Jul 2021

Lear is Dead (Nine Years Theatre) @ Drama Centre Theatre

What are we doing when we commemorate the dead, when we tell the stories of our leaders after they have gone? Nelson Chia’s reimagining of King Lear for Nine Years Theatre from 2018 (made available to World Shakespeare Congress delegates) asks as...
From: The Bardathon on 28 Jul 2021

8 July, 1597 - The Witch of Islington and the closure of the theatres

Here's what the Admiral's Men performed at the Rose playhouse on this day, 424 years ago... Henslowe writes: 28 | tt at the wiche of Jselyngton | 01 | 08In modern English: 28th [July, 1597] ... total at The Witch of Islington ... £1 and 8 shillings...
From: Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! on 28 Jul 2021

The Tempest (Contemporary Legend Theatre)

Tsui Hark’s spectacular, operatic Tempest, co-directed with Wu Hsing-kuo (who also plays Prospero), is a mesmerising take on Shakespeare’s play. Available on the MIT Global Shakespeares site, and made available in its 2004 incarnation to delegates...
From: The Bardathon on 27 Jul 2021

The Tragedy of Macbeth @ Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio

The opening of Tang Shu-Wing’s The Tragedy of Macbeth (recorded in 2019, and made available to World Shakespeare Congress delegates) announces the arrival of a modern couple in a dream world, through which they will navigate the world of Macbeth in...
From: The Bardathon on 26 Jul 2021

Hamlet @ Theatre Royal Windsor

A burst of applause unusual in UK theatres greeeted the entrance of the cast of Hamlet, who walked onstage in a line and stood facing the audience in looked like a premature curtain call. Perhaps the applause was conservative (this was Windsor, after...
From: The Bardathon on 25 Jul 2021

Ophelia (Cake Theatrical Productions) @ Esplanade Theatre Studio

‘My name is Ophelia, and today I will begin by playing Hamlet’. There are many great lines in Natalie Hennedige and Michelle Tan’s Ophelia, performed in English at the Esplanade Theatre Studio in March 2016, but the play is perhaps best summed...
From: The Bardathon on 22 Jul 2021

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