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July 21, 2012

Shakespearean Exteriority

“It may be an unflattering figure, but the more I have thought about theater the more I see it as having the characteristics of an organism: it feeds on the world as its nourishment, it adapts to cultural climate and conditions that necessitate periodic shifts in direction and speed, and finally it exhausts itself and dies–one of its traditions, like generations, replacing another”

–Bert O. States, Great Reckonings in Little Rooms: On the Phenomenology of Theater (1985)

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CFP – On Page and Stage: Shakespeare, 1590-1890

July 14, 2012

The Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies – Bangor-Aberystwyth, the British Shakespeare Association and the School of English, Bangor University, are pleased to announce

On Page and Stage: Shakespeare,  1590-1890

8th December 2012 – a one-day conference at Bangor University

Conference Organisers: Stephen Colclough & Andrew Hiscock

Guest Speaker: Professor Andrew Gurr (Reading University)

Shakespeare editor and author of Playgoing in Shakespeare’s London

This one-day conference focuses upon performances, interpretations and publications of Shakespeare in the pre-modern period in the UK and beyond. It is envisaged that delegates will be addressing this subject from a number of disciplinary perspectives and presentations on the following subjects would be particularly welcome:

  • Shakespearean Performances 1590-1890s and Performance Reportage
  • Shakespearean Theatre History 1590-1890
  • World Shakespeares 1590-1890
  • Critical Responses to Shakespeare 1590-1890: e.g. journalism, diaries, correspondence
  • Reading Shakespeare 1590-1890: e.g. criticism, education, annotated editions
  • Material Shakespeare 1590-1890: mise-en-scène and mise-en-page
  • Shakespeare as Political Icon 1590-1890

These and other related subjects will be considered for presentation at this conference. Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be sent to the conference organising committee at shakespeare@bangor.ac.uk no later than Friday 12th October 2012.

All abstracts should include the proposer’s name, title, mailing address, email address, institutional affiliation, student/employed status.

Download Conference Poster Here: Shakespeare 1590-1890

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RSC – Open Stages: Shakespeare in Cardiff, 5-7 July

July 4, 2012

“RSC Open Stages is a project that aims to embrace, develop and celebrate amateur theatre, re-forging the bond with the world of professional theatre”

“The ‘RSC Openstages’ regional showcase at Sherman Cymru in July will see 13 South West based amateur dramatics companies come together across 3 nights to perform extracts of their productions inspired by the works of William Shakespeare.

Each theatre companies has created their own take on, and response to, Shakespeare’s world and language to create a unique experience for their audience. The event promised to be full of fun, frivolity, entertainment and (no doubt) tragedy to embrace and reflect the magnificent works of the Bard himself as part of the World Shakespeare Festival 2012.”

Tickets £5

Actonian Drama Group The Paddington Tank
Artistic License Romeo & Juliet 
Cardigan Theatre A Midsummer Nights Dream 
Class Act Theatre School The Tempest 
Everyman Theatre Twelfth Night
Impatient Vagrant Screw Your Courage
Lisvane Players All the World’s a Stage 
Oswestry Drama Project The Tempest
The Willow Globe Community Company Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sherman Cymru: Company 5 To Live, To Love, To Be…
St Michael’s Players Lord What Fools…
St Paul’s Players Dragons

 

 

Thursday 5 July Lisvane Players
Sherman Cymru: Company 5
7.30pm
Friday 6 July Everyman Theatre
St Paul’s Players
Actonian Drama Group
Cardigan Theatre
Shakespeare Link
7.30pm
Saturday 7 July St Michael’s Players
Class Act Theatre School
Impatient Vagrant
Artistic License
Oswestry Drama Project
7.30pm

Find out more on the Sherman Cymru Website

*** Do get in touch if you would like to review these events for Cardiff Shakespeare***

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@cardiff_castle Blood, Battles, Weird Sisters – it can be only be one play

July 3, 2012

Open Air Theatre – Book by Wed 4 July save £££s

Blood, battles, weird sisters – it can only be one play

Macbeth

Fri 6 – Sat 7 July / 7.30pm

When the triumphant soldier Macbeth discovers he’s destined to be the next King of Scotland, he and Lady Macbeth decide to risk everything in a desperate attempt to gain the throne. Macbeth’s violent dream of power becomes a paranoid nightmare. Join The Lord Chamberlain’s Men in this devastating and gripping thriller.

Early Bird Saver
Tickets must be booked by Wed 4 July
Adults: £13
Children: £9

Tickets on the night
Adults: £16
Children: £11

A Cardiff Festival event

Tickets: 029 2087 8100

Cardiff Castle Website

https://www.facebook.com/officialcardiffcastle

 

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