Hello all and welcome to another week for performance and Shakespeare with this week’s Speak The Speech! Melissa is off this week so I will be the one letting you all know what is going on in the world of Shakespeare performances. So, without further ado, let us jump right in with all things performance:
Shakespeare Review: Twelfth Night Beautifully Retold:
Here is a review of The English Touring Theatre’s newest production of Twelfth Night which recently played at The Cambridge Arts Theatre on November 5th and is still running. According to the review, “it is the little things that this production excels at from the foppish flip-flopping of romantic spare part Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Milo Twomey), [David ]Fielder’s expert slurring and stumbling[as Sir Toby Belch], the perfectly pitched shrieking and writhing of Olivia (Rebecca Johnson).
RSC to Present Henry IV Parts 1 and 2:
The Royal Shakespeare Company will be presenting both Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 starring Sir Ant0ny Shear at Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre. Sir Antony Shear will be starring in the productions as Falstaff and he recently did an interview with Kent Online about his role of Falstaff in the shows.Henry IV Parts I and II are at Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre from Tuesday, November 11 to Saturday, November 15. Tickets cost from £14. For performance times and full details, visitwww.marlowetheate.com or call 01227 787787.
Norwich Theatre Company Celebrates 20 Years by Performing Macbeth:
The Crude Apache Theatre Company is celebrating its 20 year anniversary by returning to its roots. This week it started a new production of the first play that the theatre company ever preformed Macbeth. The production of Macbeth is being directed by Jo Eyde who played Macduff in the original production back 1994. Set in the 11th century Macbeth tells the story of Macbeth and his schemes and plots to become the King of Scotland. Macbeth opened November 5 2014 at Dragon Hall in Norwich and runs until November 15. Tickets £9 (concs £6). For more information about the production you can visit here.
R and J (the webseries) is Now Available on YouTube:
R and J (the webseries), a new digital video project by Ready Set Go Theatre Company has now released all 10 episodes of its retelling of Romeo and Juliet. You can find the series here on YouTube. You can also find the series here at the Ready Set Go Theatre Company’s website, as well as, past projects and information about the theatre company. The trailer for the whole series can be seen below:
Globe Offers Streaming Shakespeare:
Have you ever wanted to see a Shakespeare play at The Globe Theatre but never had the chance or can’t get there very often? Well, now you don’t have to worry about that because The Globe Theatre has started offering the option to stream to rent, download to rent, or download to own many of its Shakespeare productions. They are even offering Shakespeare productions in other languages such as Mandarin, Turkish, and Swahili. For about £4 or $6 you are able to rent digital copies of many of Shakespeare’s comedies and many of his histories. For about double that you can own your own copies of the productions. For more information about the new service please visit the Globe Theatre’s new Globe Player website.
Some Quick Tidbits:
Here are some quick performance tidbits that I came across this week:
- Bianca Amato and Matthew Amendt have won The Shakspeare Theatre Company’s Emery Battis Award for Acting Excellence.
- The Colorado Shakespeare Festival has just announced its 2015 season at CU Boulder.
- Much Ado About Nothing is the Straford Festival’s Shakespeare production for next year.
Well that is all for this week’s Speak the Speech! What do you think of The Globe Theatre’s new streaming service, or what about R and J (thewebseries) releasing all of their video project’s episodes? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter. You can also follow us on Tumblr, Google+, and Pinterest. If you have any performance or Shakespeare based stories that you would like us to report, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you. See you all next week!