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October 2018

‘Why Shakespeare?’ at The Actors Centre

October 13, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Actors Centre, 1A Tower St
London, WC2H 9NP United Kingdom
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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…

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March 2019

Shakespeare Miscellany II

March 21 @ 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm
Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, The University of Manchester, Bridgeford St
Manchester, M13 9PL United Kingdom
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Shakespeare Miscellany II: 'Music oft hath such a charm...' Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series 21 March 2019, 1:10pm Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall The University of Manchester Bridgeford St Manchester, M13 9PL Three years after the first Shakespeare Miscellany, pianist and scholar Michelle Assay, together with students and alumni of the University of Manchester, presents a programme of music for voice, chorus and instruments, from diverse traditions, inspired by Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. This FREE event is part of the Walter…

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April 2019

The King’s Lynn Shakespeare Festival

April 26 - April 28
St George’s Guildhall, St George's Guildhall, 29 King Street
King's Lynn, PE30 1HA United Kingdom

Over three days in April 2019, the works of the Bard will be celebrated in workshops, performance and discussion in the very theatre where it is thought that the great playwright himself performed in 1592. The weekend will feature guests from stage and academia to honour Shakespeare’s connection with the town, with two guest performances by Sir Ian McKellen. It is hosted by Andrew Jarvis, one of the most respected Shakespearean actors of his generation – and BSA Trustee and…

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May 2019

Teaching Early Modern Drama

May 4
University of Warwick United Kingdom + Google Map

Sidelights on Shakespeare One-day Symposium ‘Teaching Early Modern Drama’ 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday 4th May 2019, University of Warwick Twitter: #TEMDr19 “Teaching Early Modern Drama” is a one-day symposium inviting those who teach, study, research and practise Early Modern Drama in educational settings to discuss where we are now, and what future directions might exist for the teaching of these plays from the past. In particular, it aims to explore the connections between the teaching of, and research into, Early…

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