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RSC Live The Tempest – Encore Screenings 7 Feb @theRSC

February 3, 2017

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If, like me, you’ve yet to see the RSC Tempest, there is a chance to catch it in Cardiff next Tuesday. I was lucky enough to hear the co-producer Sarah Ellis talk yesterday in Cardiff at an event on digital and the arts, where she discussed the RSC’s collaboration with Intel and Imaginarium Studios. Last semester I was teaching the play on a Late Plays module at Cardiff University and in seminars we discussed what the masque in the play would look like in the twenty-first century, so I’ll be interested to see how this scene is staged especially.

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Reading Shakespeare’s First Folio

January 9, 2015

Thomas Tyrrell, a PhD candidate at Cardiff University, is reading Shakespeare’s first folio this year.

Read his post on The Tempest here:

http://thomastyrrell.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/a-year-in-shakespeare-the-tempest/

The Tempest – Ivan Aivazovsky

 

 

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Shakespeare at the cinema in Cardiff tomorrow and Monday

June 28, 2014

At Cardiff’s Chapter:

RSC Live Encore: Henry IV Part II

180 mins (TBC). Dir: Gregory Doran. With Anthony Sher, Jasper Britton, Alex Hassell.

Sunday 29th June, 2.15pm (also showing on 7th and 16th of July)

King Henry’s health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface. Intent on securing his legacy, he is uncertain that Hal is a worthy heir, believing him more concerned with earthly pleasures than with the responsibility of rule. Meanwhile, Falstaff is sent to the countryside to recruit fresh troops. Among the unwitting locals, opportunities for embezzlement and profiteering prove impossible to resist as Falstaff gleefully indulges in the business of lining his own pockets. As the King’s health continues to worsen, Hal must choose between duty and loyalty to an old friend.

£13/£11/£10

http://www.chapter.org/rsc-live-encore-henry-iv-part-ii

At Cardiff’s Cineworld:

Shakespeare’s Globe: The Tempest

Monday 30th June, 1pm and 7.30pm

Roger Allam stars as Prospero in Jeremy Herrin’s handsome and hilarious production of Shakespeare’s late masterpiece. Prospero (Roger Allam), Duke of Milan, is usurped and exiled by his scheming brother Antonio (Jason Baughan). He’s now stranded on a remote island with his daughter Miranda (Jessie Buckley) and has become a great sorcerer. Serving him are deformed feral slave Caliban (James Garnon) and reluctant spirit Ariel (Colin Morgan). To exact his revenge, Prospero lures Antonio and the complicit Alonso (Peter Hamilton Dyer) to the island by conjuring up a great storm. Director Jeremy Herrin follows his acclaimed 2011 production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at the Globe with this funny and spellbinding staging of the Bard’s great meditation on forgiveness. Stage and screen star Roger Allam, whose credits include ‘The Thick of It’, returns to the Globe after his Olivier Award-winning triumph as Falstaff. The outstanding cast also includes Colin Morgan, of BBC ‘Merlin’ fame.

http://www.cineworld.co.uk/whatson/globe-on-screen-the-tempest?cinema=8

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Shakespeare in Cardiff at the Sherman Theatre

January 23, 2014

Classic and contemporary drama at Sherman Theatre

Performances that look at Twelfth Night, A Midsummer’s Nights Dream,

The Tempest and Under Milk Wood in a new way.

Find out more in the newsletter here: Groups letter Spring 2014

Or visit the website here: http://www.shermancymru.co.uk/

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Shakespeare in Florence

April 7, 2013

BI Florence

Shakespeare Graduate Conference in Florence

The annual all-day conference, now in its fifth
year, with papers (in English and Italian) given
by doctoral candidates and recent PhDs from
Italian universities on the works of Shakespeare
and his contemporaries. Sessions will be chaired
by Professor Fernando Cioni (University of
Florence) and Professor Shaul Bassi (University
of Venice). For details see the website.

 

Shakespeare Week: The Tempest

April 15-18

Please download the programme for full details of events.

Monday 15 April

16:00   Public reading of The Tempest

19:30   Film: Peter Greenaway’s Prospero’s Books

 

Tuesday 16 April

16:00   Film: Julie Taymor’s The Tempest (2010)

18:00   Exhibition: Virtue and Vengeance.  Sketches and finished pieces from fashion students at Florence University of the Arts.

 

Wednesday 17 April

18:00   Lecture: Alessandro Serpieri, ‘The Tempest  in a span of time.’

20:00   Film: Derek Jarman’s The Tempest (1979)

 

Thursday 18 April

9:15   Shakespeare Graduate Conference

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Shakespeare’s transformation and translation happening in Wales this summer

June 30, 2012

“Just like those proverbial buses there’s not one but two enormously promising productions in Wales as part of the World Shakespeare Festival. National Theatre Wales’s ‘Coriolan/us’ will be staged by a long-established theatre team, Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes, in a gargantuan, decommissioned aircraft hangar in south Wales – Hangar 858 to be precise – and even they admit it’s a bit daunting. With a relatively small cast of eleven it’ll mean harnessing technology and moving people around a lot: one imagines that will include the nightly audience of 400 who’ll be kept on their toes.”

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“Still on the theme of disused aircraft Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, the Welsh language sister company will be presenting a new translation of The Tempest as Y Storm, on the disused airfield at Llandow in the Vale of Glamorgan, a site that will host this year’s National Eisteddfod. It’ll have a lot of circus skills on show to match the juggling elegance of the language. Elen Bowman, on directing duties, is one of our best young theatre makers. It augurs well, even if there is a storm brewing.”

Read the rest from Jon Gower on the myShakespeare website.

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The Changing of the Bard: Examining Cultural Constructions of The Tempest

June 14, 2012

Michael Goodman (Cardiff University) gave a paper yesterday at Swansea University as part of the Postgraduate History & Classics Forum Summer Symposium 2012. The topic of the symposium was “Sex, Identity and Morality”.

Here is his abstract:

 

The Changing of the Bard:

Examining Cultural Constructions of The Tempest

 

Sex, Identity and Morality are all deeply entwined in Shakespeare’s final masterpiece The Tempest. The aim of this paper is to explore, through three cinematic appropriations of the play, how these concepts have been upheld or subverted in the past sixty years. I will begin with a discussion on Forbidden Planet (1956), which re-imagines The Tempest as a deep space film epic to explore the troubling moral question of how technology should be used appropriately to comment powerfully upon the United States’ political situation and sense of self identity in the 1950’s. Secondly, I will analyse Derek Jarman’s controversial and radical interpretation of the play, The Tempest (1979). In the visual techniques and textual strategies Jarman employs, he creates a sexually subversive and powerful reading of the play that foreshadows Margaret Thatcher’s eleven years as Prime Minister of Britain. Finally, I shall examine Peter Greenaway’s Prospero’s Books (1991).  I suggest that Greenaway’s presentation of women is deeply problematic and that the film is curiously amoral.  The Tempest, I will argue, should be seen as a play that is always reflecting society back at itself, in all its moral complexity.

 

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