Really working with the tensions of forbidden love / ‘family’ expectations…
Archive for January, 2012
Can’t believe I missed this!
But can still catch up…
What I’ll be taking my four-year-old to this season! « Beyond the Footlights: Stratford Shakespeare Festival Insights
Posted in Fun, General, Plays, Productions, Shakespeare, tagged charlie brown, festival, much ado about nothing, pirates of penzance, shakespeare, stratford, stratford shakespeare festival on 13 January, 2012| Leave a Comment »
Sharing theatre – including Shakespeare – with someone who is still very young can be fantastic, and it looks as though the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, in its 60th season, is offering some particular highlights for younger viewers:-
And a whole lot more for older viewers, too – oh, to be Stratford, Ontario way!
If you are, make the most of it:-
Charlotte Bevan, head of casting at Shakespeare’s Globe, shares her advice, and useful it is too.
If you remember nothing else, this should help reinforce that “it is important to understand the meaning of the material”, leading to flexibility in audition as well as so much more:
Posted in Fun, General, Making Friends with Shakespeare, Plays, Shakespeare, Text, tagged helpful, hints, Literature, multi-media, reading, reading shakespeare, shakespeare, tips, twitter, understanding, understanding shakespeare, useful, William Shakespeare on 10 January, 2012| Leave a Comment »
Looking for help in approaching Shakespeare?
Tips for Reading and Understanding Shakespeare is a multi-media article for anyone interested in looking at Shakespeare’s works.
As well as handy tips, there are many helpful links and some videos for your delight, so don’t think it all has to be hard study!
Title quote – Ferdinand (reading Don Armado’s letter), Love’s Labour’s Lost, I.i
So, the Twelve Days of Christmas may be over, but there’s always time to enjoy Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night! Oh, and if you are London way, there are the annual Twelfth Night celebrations on Bankside, near The Globe, and for 2012 they take place on 8th January:-
Now – for enjoying Shakespeare’s play anywhere, at any time, here is an illustrated article with information, entertainment (yes that does include video, Dame Judi Dench and The Animated Tales!) and helpful links:-