Thursday, April 17, 2008

Supermarket Shakespeare

O, that this too, too solid flesh would melt,Thaw and resolve itself into a dew!
That would be the '20 per cent off' leg of lamb in the freezer section Hamlet is trying to defrost in time for Sunday lunch... And that's pretty much the kind of thing you can expect to bump into if you go to
Supermarket Shakespeare in Lee Green this weekend and the beginning of next week.

Teatro Vivo are presenting Supermarket Shakespeare, exactly what it sounds like as the six-strong team of actors will be performing Shakespeare in a supermarket. They are going to be in the Lee Green branch of Sainsbury's, adding extra value to your shopping as they perform extracts from the bard's sonnets in the loose produce, biscuits, dairy and fish aisles.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Southwest Shakespeare Company attempts World Record with Shakespeare Marathon - Phoenix Arizona Events Arts, Entertainment and Events in the Phoenix Scottsdale Mesa East Valley Communities

Southwest Shakespeare Company attempts World Record with Shakespeare Marathon

Southwest Shakepeare Company has decided to take on their most challenging role yet, they are presenting a 5 day reading of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare, 24 hours a day, with back to back plays, sonnets and poems written by the Bard himself.

Shakespeare 24

Shakespeare 24, an extraordinary worldwide day of performance. Beginning in New Zealand and ending 24 hours later in Hawaii, youth theatres and school groups will stage abridged plays at 7pm in their respective time zones on Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, Shakespeare’s birthday.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Japanese director Kurita to feature at German Shakespeare festival

Neuss, Germany - A production of The Winter's Tale in Japanese is to feature at the annual festival in Neuss, Germany devoted to the plays of William Shakespeare, organizers said Friday.

Japanese director Yoshihiro Kurita has been engaged with his Japanese version of the Winter's Tale, the first time Kurita's production will be shown in Germany. English supertitles will be displayed for the benefit of non-speakers of Japanese.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Shakespeare to be Cloned for Upcoming Festival!

By Mistress Ann Hathaway
April 01, 2008

In what was described as the “ultimate marketing tool,” backers of the proposed Shakespeare Chattanooga festival have announced that they have obtained a sample of the playwright’s DNA and will clone him.

“We fully expect that he will write a whole new canon of plays and sonnets,” said one SC board of directors member. “Titles such as The Merry Wives of Red Bank and Much Ado About Nooga have already been proposed.”

Speaking under condition of strict anonymity, the same source revealed that a secret expedition was sent to Stratford-on-Avon to dig up a bit of the Bard. Posing as members of Chattanooga’s elite SWAT team, they pretended to demonstrate how the site could be protected against marauding Christopher Marlowe-lovers, while actually doing a micro-excavation that successfully extracted the genius’s genes.

“It was pretty easy, really,” the source revealed. “Those Brits have watched so much Law and Order they’ll believe anything.”

Asked about the famous curse engraved on Shakespeare’s tomb (Good Friend for Jesus sake forbeare/To digg the dust enclosed heare:/Blest be ye man yt spares thes stones/And curst be he yet moves my bones), the source commented, “Well, none of us appears to be curst yet…although several have reported feeling like the Black Death after the red-eye plane trip home.” | Life : Convincing cast succeeds in putting Alaska spin on 'Othello'

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