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By April 16, 2016 No Comments

This is part of an ongoing series of regional Shakespeare coverage. It’s Tori here with the latest in Shakespeare news from Toronto.
12962610_10154147595644275_1483847748_oSpur of the Moment Shakespeare Collective and the British Council kicked off their #ShakespeareLives Micro-Festival on April 7th and have been going strong ever since! If you’ve missed their events so far there is still time to take part in the action!
Here are a few pictures of the festivities so far!

Photo by Victoria Urquhart. Part of the Lend Me Your Ears Debate Series.

Photo by Victoria Urquhart. Part of the Lend Me Your Ears Debate Series.

Photo by Victoria Urquhart. Part of the #shakespearelives festival at the Toronto Public Library.

Photo by Victoria Urquhart. Part of the #shakespearelives festival at the Toronto Public Library.

Photo by Victoria Urquhart. Torey and friends testing out material for #Shakesbeersshowdown

Photo by Victoria Urquhart. Torey and friends testing out material for #Shakesbeersshowdown

On April 21st check out their debate on: Women in Modern Shakespearean Production at the Deer Park Branch Library from 6:30-8 p.m. This event is FREE and features Shakespeare in the Ruff and Wolf Manor Theatre Collective.

On May 3rd and 4th Shakey-Shake and Friends will be remounting Hamlet…A Puppet Epic! This production is fun for the whole family and a great way to introduce Shakespeare to kids! This event is also FREE!
High Park Library (228 Roncesvalles Ave.) May 3 at 2pm .
Jones Library (118 Jones Ave.) May 4 at 1:15pm

On May 17th and 19th Spur of the Moment Shakespeare Collective will be remounting their all female The Julius Caesar Project. I saw this production at the 2014 Fringe, trust me you don’t want to miss this FREE opportunity to check out this production.
Annette Branch Library (145 Annette St.), May 17 at 7pm
Dufferin/St. Clair Branch (1625 Dufferin St.), May 19 at 1pm
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On April 24th come out to The Rivoli (334 Queen St. W.) for the #SHAKESBEERSHOWDOWN and cheer on all the amazing companies featured in the #ShakespeareLives Micro-Festival and more as Wolf Manor Theatre Collective, Spur of the Moment Theatre Collective, Shakespeare Bash’d, Humber River Shakespeare Collective, Shakespeare at Play, Ale House Theatre, Shakey-Shake and Friends, Dauntless City Theatre, and Shakespeare in the Ruff show us their #GAMEFACE and compete to see who can read sections of the first folio best!

Wolf Manor show off their #GAMEFACE. photo by David Chinchilla.

Wolf Manor show off their #GAMEFACE. photo by David Chinchilla.

Wolf Manor shows of their #GAMEFACE, Photo by David Chinchilla.

Wolf Manor shows of their #GAMEFACE, Photo by David Chinchilla.

Dauntless City Theatre show off their #GAMEFACE! photo by David Chinchilla.

Dauntless City Theatre show off their #GAMEFACE! photo by David Chinchilla.

Dauntless City Theatre shows off their #GAMEFACE. Photo by David Chinchilla.

Dauntless City Theatre shows off their #GAMEFACE. Photo by David Chinchilla.

Shakespeare in the Ruff shows off their #GAMEFACE. Photo by David Chinchilla.

Shakespeare in the Ruff shows off their #GAMEFACE. Photo by David Chinchilla.

Shakespeare in the Ruff show off their #GAMEFACE. Photo by David Chinchilla.

Shakespeare in the Ruff show off their #GAMEFACE. Photo by David Chinchilla.

Shakespeare Bash'd show off their #GAMEFACE. Photo by David Chinchilla.

Shakespeare Bash’d show off their #GAMEFACE. Photo by David Chinchilla.

Shakespeare Bash'd show off their #GAMEFACE. Photo by David Chinchilla.

Shakespeare Bash’d show off their #GAMEFACE. Photo by David Chinchilla.

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Returning Champs Ale House Theatre  show off their #GAMEFACE. Photo by David Chinchilla.

Returning Champs Ale House Theatre show off their #GAMEFACE. Photo by David Chinchilla.

Shakespeare At Play show off their #GAMEFACE. Photo by David Chinchilla.

Shakespeare At Play show off their #GAMEFACE. Photo by David Chinchilla.

Shakespeare At Play show off their #GAMEFACE. Photo by David Chinchilla.

Shakespeare At Play show off their #GAMEFACE. Photo by David Chinchilla.

Will Ale House Theatre remain the champions by the end of the night? Or will one the other companies steal the crown? To find out make sure to get your tickets to what is always one of the best nights in Toronto Shakespeare of year. Regular tickets are $15 and Tweet Seats are $18, all proceeds from the night go towards the Shakespeare-In-Hospitals 2016 Program. Doors open at 6 and the show starts at 7. Visit http://spurofthemomentshakespeare.weebly.com/ for more information, ways to save, and ticket packages. Come Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday (and 400th Death-iversary) with this awesome event. I will be there putting my amateur tweeting skills to work and attempting to live tweet the action. See you all there!

Author Tori Carlisle

Toronto Regional Editor. Tori is a current Graduate Student at York University.

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