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‘Why Shakespeare?’ at The Actors Centre

13 Oct 2018, 11.00am - 2.15pm
Place The Actors Centre, 1A Tower St, London WC2H 9NP

Why do we keep producing and performing Shakespeare on stage, screen and film? What incentives and difficulties does Shakespeare present to you as an independent practitioner or member of a company, small or large? In your specialist role as a performer, designer, stage manager, fight director, dancer, director, producer, company manager, maker of film, television or screen games, does Shakespeare offer unique opportunities and challenges? Do you want to be in the room where Shakespeare happens? If so, why?

We are launching a Performance and Media Committee as part of the scope of the British Shakespeare Association in order to explore these questions and support the community of practitioners involved with Shakespeare in performance.

On 13th October at the Actors Centre in London, we are holding a consultation event with invited guests to help us move forward with our plans.

If you would like to be involved in this event, please send us a message: http://www.britishshakespeare.ws/contact/

We are currently offering free membership of the BSA to practitioners involved with Shakespeare and performance. If you would like to take up this offer, please go: http://www.britishshakespeare.ws/members/join-the-bsa-or-renew-membership/

Outline for the day
10.30 – 11.00: Arrival and registration with coffee
11.00 – 11.15: Introduction to the BSA and welcome
11.15 – 12.40: Brief ‘about us’ from each organisation represented, followed by activities leading into small discussion groups to consider the questions above.
12.40 – 13.20: Lunch – provided
13.20– 13.50: Creative discussion on how the BSA can support the community of practitioners, for example: sharing information about shows, free training events, dramaturgical support.
13.50 – 14.15: Feedback and plenary