The Citadel Theatre, Edmonton
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 firstname.lastname@example.org in advance. Please only register if you are free to attend, as we need to keep an eye on numbers.
The Citadel Theatre, Board Room
Underground parking at adjacent Library or City Hall Parkades
Sunday December 13th from 1pm-5pm
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.