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Event (Edmonton): Shakespeare Sunday at the Citadel – Shakespeare Workshops Alberta

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Event (Edmonton): Shakespeare Sunday at the Citadel – Shakespeare Workshops Alberta

titus2SHAKESPEARE SUNDAY

At

The Citadel Theatre, Edmonton

TITUS ANDRONICUS

Sunday 13th December 1-5pm

To celebrate the launch of Shakespeare Workshops Alberta, the UK’s critically-acclaimed Malachite Theatre have teamed up with the Citadel Theatre to present Shakespeare Sunday; the first in a monthly series of play-readings dedicated to exploring some of the bard’s less familiar work in a collaborative, fun and enlightening environment. Led by industry experts Benjamin Blyth and Danielle LaRose; and hosted by the Citadel’s Director of Education and Outreach, Doug Mertz; the inaugural Shakespeare Sunday looks at the bard’s first attempt at a tragedy, the impressively violent (and therefore wonderfully popular) Titus Andronicus.

Hark, villains! I will grind your bones to dust
And with your blood and it I’ll make a paste
And of the paste a coffin I will rear
And make two pasties of your shameful heads (TA, 5.2 186-89)

Shakespeare Sunday gives you the chance to:

• Explore some of Shakespeare’s less familiar works as you read through a new play each month,
• Step into your dream roles and uncover new ones,
• Discover new speeches, scenes and situations useful for audition and rehearsal,
• Improve your natural verse speaking and confidence with the help of seasoned Shakespeareans in this casual atmosphere,
• Deepen your understanding with the help of industry mentors as they guide you through each play, offering valuable insight into the plays inner workings,
• Meet new friends and have a bloody good time!

SHAKESPEARE SUNDAY is open to everyone regardless of experience, and this month’s inaugural play reading is FREE TO ATTEND!

Please register your attendance with [email protected] in advance. Please only register if you are free to attend, as we need to keep an eye on numbers.

Where:

The Citadel Theatre, Board Room
Underground parking at adjacent Library or City Hall Parkades

When:

Sunday December 13th from 1pm-5pm

Please Bring:

A copy of the play or the Complete Works if you have one. We will have a few extra copies to hand but will not be able to provide for everyone. We advise you bring a water bottle and a simple snack to share with the group- maybe stay away from pies this time around.


Please visit www.themalachites.co.uk for photos, reviews, projects, and more.

Benjamin Blyth is a critically-acclaimed Shakespeare director from London, UK. A graduate of the University of Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Benjamin has directed work at some of the world’s most important and historic Shakespearean sites – including the Rose Playhouse, Bankside; the Curtain Theatre, and St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch. Benjamin’s work has been featured on a number of occasions by the Arden Shakespeare, and he has recently completed directing Bafta-Nominee John McEnery’s King Lear, “impressive and moving” (The Times).

Danielle LaRose is a Canadian-born actor recently returned from 6 years on the British stage. She holds an MA in Musical Theatre from Glasgow’s Royal Scottish Conservatoire and has been teaching, acting, and is co-company director for Elizabethan repertory company The Malachites. She is currently developing a new approach to verse speaking using musical techniques.

 

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