Following the sell-out success of Macbeth in 2012, Pistachio Choice Productions returns to The Drayton Theatre in South Kensington with its ‘lost & found’ double-bill of two of Shakespeare’s lesser known works: Pericles and Cymbeline.
Pistachio Choice focuses on re-imagining Shakespeare’s works with an emphasis on clarity and audience immersion. By putting these two rarely performed Shakespeare plays together, Pistachio Choice aims to shine a light on their status as accessible, unique and equally enthralling works in comparison to the popularity of his other more frequently produced plays. Using the intimate and versatile space of The Drayton Theatre, both productions will explore these less familiar stories using only four actors.
Fresh from working on Alan Bennett’s People at The National Theatre, Drew Mulligan directs Shakespeare’s ancient Greek adventure of Pericles, which spans six countries and twenty years as he encounters love, loss and a longing for the life he never had.
For the second play of the double-bill, director Antonio Ferrara will guide us through Shakespeare’s ‘most famous unknown play’: Cymbeline, King of the Britons.
Performances of Pericles: 5 February - 2 March 2013, Tuesday – Saturday, 8pm.
Performances of Cymbeline: 5 - 30 March 2013, Tuesday – Saturday, 8pm.
Venue Address: The Drayton Theatre, Upstairs at the Drayton Arms, 153 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 0LJ.
Tickets are available online at www.thedraytontheatre.co.uk or www.pistachiochoice.com and range in price from £9 to £13.
We are offering large group bookings the exclusive opportunity of scheduling a post-show discussion with the cast and director. Please email
The Shakespeare Association of Korea International Conference
Date: November 1-2, 2013
Place: Seoul National University, South Korea
Call for Papers
The Shakespeare Association of Korea invites papers exploring topics and issues of "Shakespeare in Global/Local Contexts" for its 2013 international conference to be held on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its foundation. The conference aims to bring together scholars, actors, directors, and teachers of Shakespeare to discuss academic, theatrical, and pedagogical issues of Shakespeare in global/local contexts. Topics of discussion may include (but not restricted to):
-Performance/ Stage History and Reception/ Dramaturgy
-Politics/ Religion/ Ethics
The keynote speaker for the conference is Michael Dobson (Director, Shakespeare Institute, Univ. of Birmingham, U.K.). Other invited speakers include Peter Holbrook (Queensland Univ., Australia), Alexander Huang (George Washington Univ., U.S.A), Gary Yang (Donghua Univ., China), Ryuta Minami (Shirayuri College, Japan), Bi-qi Beatrice Lei (National Taiwan Univ., Taiwan), and Li Lan Yong (National Univ. of Singapore, Singapore). Please send a 250 word proposal and a brief curriculum vitae with contact information to Hyosik Hwang (Chungbuk National Univ.) or Kyungjin Bae (Inha Univ.) at
by March 10, 2013.
Oxford Theatre Guild is staging a bold new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI from December 11th to 15th at the Theatre at the Old Fire Station in Oxford.
Condensing the original 3 plays into a single powerful narrative, and performed with an entirely gender-reversed cast, this is a unique look at power, loyalty and fatal ambition. More information about the production is available at http://www.oxfordtheatreguild.com/pages/productions/HVI_2012/HVI.html .
Tickets are available from www.ticketsoxford.com / 01865 305305. Tickets start at £10 and there is a further discount for groups. Performances are Tuesday 11-Saturday 15 December at 7.30, with an additional Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.
This year's Annual General Meeting will be held at the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon at 5pm. This is your chance to contribute to the BSA's development. The AGM will include the announcement of the venue for the 6th Biennial Conference. All members are welcome. Papers will be circulated to members soon.
The Société française Shakespeare is organising a week-long
conference from 21-27 April 2014 in Paris to coincide with the 450th anniversary
of Shakespeare’s birth. The program will include plenary lectures,
roundtables, workshops, seminars, panels, along with performances at
various venues, theatres, concert halls, museums, libraries, artists’
studios and bookshops.
The conference is backed by a large number of French and international
institutions and organisations.
The international organising committee welcomes seminar, workshop or
panel proposals on all aspects of Shakespeare’s works, their reflections
in painting, sculpture, opera, on radio and screen, as well as issues of
performance, critical theory, poetics, commemorations, textual and
scenic rewritings, translation, biography.
For 2014, panel proposals will welcome up to four papers per session.
Panels may extend for more than one session. Workshop and
seminar/roundtable proposals may include more participants; it is up to
the organisers to determine their precise form (open discussion,
position papers followed by a roundtable discussion, etc.).
Panel, seminar and workshop proposals should include:
- name and university affiliation of proposed leader(s);
- title of panel, seminar or workshop;
- a 500–750 word description stating topic, relevance and approach;
- a 5-line bio of each seminar leader including their email address(es).
Please send your proposals by 6 January 2013 to
For more information, see :
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