With its love both for improvisation and Shakespeare, 123 Schtunk has created a unique version of Romeo and Juliet where both laughter and tears have their places. The company toured with the show between 2006-2008, and it is now in their repertoire again with completely new, self-written music.Read More
Fake Escape's Venus and Adonis combined physical theatre, classical delivery and original music both live and recorded. Performed by an all-male company, the production (the first major stage adaptation of Shakespeare's narrative poem for over a decade) explored 21st century themes of gender fluidity and social conditioning. It was presented in association with We Are Proud as part of Bristol Pride and Bristol Shakespeare Festival.Read More
A performance of Hans Werner Henze's Royal Winter Music, songs inspired by Shakespeare's works. Guitar performance by Stefan Koim, interspersed with dramatic readings of excerpts of the plays. The performance was part of a public lecture cycle (Shakespeare400) which was designed to celebrate Shakespeare and inspire a wide audience.Read More
"Hamlet#Casting is a combination of contradictions. It is a tale of the everyday, which can be banal and full of played-out scenarios. Musical hits which tell of unrequited love, Facebook conversations which do not bring happiness, dreams from TV serials. Against this background, Hamlet asks himself questions which sound like a repetitive chorus: am I good enough, valued, desired? Am I myself? Can one really live in a world in which one is always being watched?"Read More
Presented in English
Carroll Park, New York City, New York, USA
June 8 – 26, 2016
Smith Street Stage
Director: Beth Ann Hopkins
Assistant Director: Beth Jastroch
Original Music Composition: Clara Strauch
Costume Design: Sherry Martinez
Percussion: Michael McQuilken & Oliver Palmer
Set & Prop Design: Alicia Dawn Bullen
Lighting Design: Adam Carpenter
Featuring Raquel Chavez, Shannon Condon, Kate Eastman, Shaun B. Fauntleroy*, John Hardin, Patrick Harvey, Brian Demar Jones, Joe Jung*, Peter Molesworth, Catherine Mullins, Kate Ross*, Sam Richardson, Andrew Ricci, Nora Rickey, Will Sarratt, Caroline Smith, JT Stocks and Corey Whelihan.
*Courtesy of Actors Equity Association
For More Information:
(site includes photos of the performance and also samples of original music composed and performed by Clara Strauch)
Morecambe’s first Shakespearean festival is set to run over the weekend of Shakespeare’s birthday. Alongside theatrical performances there will also be music, dance events, art and poetry readings. The theatrical productions include: Twelve Nights; Romeo and Juliet; Shakespearean Murder Mystery; Puck’s Dream; A Shakespeare Gallery; Henry V; The Tempest; and The Play’s the Thing.Read More
“What was the music lesson like during the Elizabethan period? The Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory will feature video clips and live performances on reproductions of early keyboard instruments.”
Musical Performance by Dr. Elaine Keillor.
Part of Ottawa's Shakespeare 400 "Lunchtime Shakespeare" series, which is a set of talks given by professors from different departments at the University of Ottawa about how Shakespeare intersects with their own fields in interesting ways.
"Tormentor. Mistress. Muse. The Datura Collective presents an adaptation of Shakespeare’s latter sonnets. As the romantic, loving fair maiden is stained jet black, a fixation that defies the poet’s reason takes hold. Combining his story with spoken word, music and dance the Sonnets are reimagined and woven together depicting a tale of love, lust and desire as Shakespeare’s elegant verse situates itself in a mire of sexual angst and betrayal."
A new commission for the Catford-Upon-Avon Festival.
Shook Up Shakespeare holds a “Quad Centenary Wake” for Shakespeare, celebrating Shakespeare’s language and spirit with a playful, cabaret-style party featuring improvised comedy and original music. Performed as part of Catford-upon-Avon Festival.Read More
"Concord of Sweet Sounds"
Huguette Labelle Hall, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
March 11, 2016
Information about this musical performance can be found below, in the program pages.
From Buenos Aires, the city that celebrated Latin America's first Shakespeare festival, we kick off a series of activities, tributes, celebrations and festivals... commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. There will also be an equivalent number of events related to the works of Cervantes... who died on the same day and year as Shakespeare.Read More