New competition urges writers to fill up their quills

Join our online workshop on the 14th Century Decameron stories which inspired Shakespeare to find out more

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The stories about people in Italy entertaining one another during a period of quarantine from the Black Death inspired not only Shakespeare but young writer Rebekah King, who we have teamed up with to launch our competition for short dramas written in the style of the Decameron collection but in a modern setting. 

Rehearsing Shakespeare: The Rehearsal Room

'suit the action to the word, the word to the action'

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The last in this current and fascinating series of blogs from our Associate Director Bill Alexander on rehearsing Shakespeare focuses on what happens in the rehearsal room. 

Shakespeare's Kitchen Online Q and A

Online session discussing Shakespeare, Food and Nutrition, followed by a reading of the short new play 'Ophelia Herb Woman'

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We examine Shakespeare and Food in a Q and A with Dr Roberta Situlin followed by a reading of the short new play Ophelia Herb Woman, by Maggie Rose. Come and join us. Thursday, May 21, at 4pm.


Rehearsing Shakespeare: Performance

'Seeing soliloquy as an interior event in which a character is overheard talking to themselves constructs an unnecessary barrier between speaker and receiver.'

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This is the penultimate blog in our Associate Director Bill Alexander's current series on Rehearsing Shakespeare. But don't worry Part Two will be close on the heels of this series! Here Bill explains with his astute insight and expertise the importance of always keeping focus on the performance and the experience of the audience. 


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