Title says it all.
This week’s video Shakespeare news review includes Shakespearean misogyny, OSF exits, and a handful of reviews. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Continue reading “The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news [VIDEO], for the week ending Monday, October 15th, 2018”
Now, just a week away from auditions for As You Like It… can you believe it?
Well, we’re now just over a week away from auditions for As You Like It… and as a promo, I put together a little teaser:
No review today.
But maybe–just maybe–a preview.
OK, so in my preparation for doing As You Like It in the winter time, I’ve been doing some reading on past productions… you know, as a kind of dramaturgical due diligence.
And I’m finding some pretty good stuff…
This week’s video Shakespeare news review includes Emma Thompson, new contemporaries, improvising women, and some reviews. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. This week, I sport my own No Museum Shakespeare tee, available from Redbubble!
So the end of last week was a kind of confluence of King Lear viewing experiences. Last Thursday evening, NT Live had one of its worldwide cinema broadcasts of a performance of the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Lear that had been transferred to London, so that more people could see what Ian McKellen has said will be his last live theater-Shakespeare. Then, the very next day, Amazon Prime released the BBC production of the play with Anthony Hopkins leading a star-studded cast.
So let’s take a gander, shall we?
EXCITING NEWS: we now have official run dates for As You Like It: February 8-March 10, 2019… Friday and Saturday evening, and Sunday matinee performances (though we may swap out a Sunday performance to add a Thursday show so that actors from other shows can check it out. Also hoping to do a school-day show for students (but that’s another story).
Even more EXCITING NEWS: we have AUDITION DATES!
Sunday and Monday, October 21 and 22, from 7-10pm at the Camarillo Skyway Playhouse… with call-backs on Wednesday, October 24.
But wait, there’s more…