Productions and Events
Terra Nova, Northern Ireland’s only inter-cultural theatre company, has been busy with Shakespeare in recent months. Check out their wonderful ‘Intercultural Cohort’ project which includes ‘Shakespeare’s Monologues’ (22 April 2021), a series of five monologues from Shakespeare’s plays.
Also see the company’s project, ‘Exploring How Language May Influence or Affect the Performance of Shakespeare’ (8 March) in which performer Michelle Yim explores whether the translated Mandarin playscript would change or impact on the interpretations in performing Lady Macbeth’s monologue.
There are other projects in development at Terra Nova, including ‘Dream On’, a follow-up to the enormously successful production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2019), and a larger project on the sites, smells, languages, music, song and experiences of diversity in Europe in the fifteenth and early sixteenth century.
There are opportunities to get involved! Check out the Terra Nova website.
There are exciting events planned at the Willow Globe:
‘Locked Down, Acting Up’ online workshops for kids aged 10-14
‘King Lear Retold’ (15 July), storytelling event
‘The Wet Mariners Present Twelfth Night’ (13-15 August)
Recent Theatre Productions
Romeo and Juliet (National Theatre, Sky Arts), 4 April, can be watched on Sky.
The Winter’s Tale (RSC, BBC Lights Up Season), 25 April, can be watched on BBC iPlayer.
Creation Theatre’s innovative online production of Romeo and Juliet is on 12-23 May. Join audiences across the world to experience live performance, filmed scenes and choose-your-own-adventure style gameplay. Immersive, fast-paced and interactive, this extraordinary adaptation puts you at the heart of the action. Book here.
Hamlet at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, starring Ian McKellen as the Prince, is on June 21 to September 4. Book here.
Shakespeare’s Globe Anti-Racist Shakespeare Webinars
Shakespeare’s Globe is running a series of webinars alongside their summer season plays; these webinars enable audience members, theatre professionals, teachers and scholars from all backgrounds to engage in these important and vital discussions. The first such webinar is ‘Anti-Racist Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (20 May); registration is free and can be booked here.
Folger Shakespeare Library Online Events
The following events are free and can be booked here:
‘Shakespeare Lightning Round’ (26 May)
‘Critical Race Conversations’ (27 May)
‘Words, words, words’ (3 June)
‘Shakespeare Lightning Round’ (9 June)
‘Words, words, words’ (5 August)