Hello All and welcome to another edition of Speak the Speech! Lori Ann is on vacation this week so I, Steven will be filing in for her. This week we have Shakespeare in the form of an apocalypse, the Shakespeare in Love stage adaption, Bollywood and more. So, let us jump right in with this week’s stories
Shakespeare in Love- A Q and A with the Stars:
Tom Bateman and Lucy Briggs-Owen are making the rounds this week when promoting the new stage adaption of the movie Shakespeare in Love. Opening to rave reviews just this last month it is still going strong. Watch the video below to find out more about the stars and their roles:
If you would like to buy tickets to the show which runs until October 25th, please see here.
Not Reading Shakespeare Causes an Apocalypse at the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival:
What do you get when you take two actors who are performing Hamlet and one of them forgets their next line which then turns into a rant against the bard which is taped and put on the internet to go viral and then add in thee returned from the dead authors who want to end the world? Well, that is the premise of the new musical being performed at Theatre in the Round. Shakespeare Apocalypse tells the story of Amy and Peter, and what happens when while performing Hamlet, Peter forgets his lines and ends up going on a rant about William Shakespeare while being taped. That recording is uploaded to the internet and goes viral leading to the world banning Shakespeare. Which then leads to the return of Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway, and Shakespeare returning to bring an end to the world. If you are interested in learning about this show, you can read the rest of the review.
Bollywood Meets Shakespeare:
Bollywood (India’s answer to Hollywood) has met Shakespeare. On a TV station in Austin Texas a troupe from the Scottish Rite Theater stopped by to perform part of their upcoming adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The show will run on consecutive Fridays and Saturdays through August 23. To order tickets, please go here.
Review of San Francisco Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew:
Here is a review of the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s The Taming of the Shrew. It is the first show during the tenure of the new Artistic Director Rebecca Ennals. It was also directed by her and Associate Art Director Stephen Muterspraugh. The Taming of the Shrew runs through August 24 at Sequoia High School. It also runs August 30-Sept 14 at the Main Post Parade Ground at Presido in San Francisco. It will also be running September 20-21 at McLaren Park in San Francisco.
Comedy of Errors Meets Old School Rap:Shakespeare on hip hop: hilarious (photo by Candice Albach)
The Belfry Theatre is mashing up two things that you probably would not think would go together well. Old School Rap and Shakespeare. These two forms of art come together in a show called The Bomb-itty of Errors. Using Shakespeare’s original script from The Comedy of Errors with a bit of the adaption writer’s own style. The Bomb-itty of Errors tells the story of two sets of twins that were separated at birth who get each confused for the others and get all tangled up trying to figure who is who and what is what. The show runs at Belfry Theatre through August 24. To purchase tickets please visit here.
Well, that is all for this week! What did you guys think of the reviews of The Taming of The Shrew and Shakespeare Apocalypse? How about the news about The Bomb-itty of Errors? What were your thoughts on the flair that Scottish Rite Theatre were adding with the Bollywood elements in A Midsummer Night’s Dream? Let us know by commenting on Facebook or Twitter. You can also follow us on Google Plus and Tumblr. You can also find us on Pinterest. If you have any performance or any other type of Shakespeare news email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.