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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

January's Shakespeare Sunday group reading Troilus & Cressida at The Citadel

January’s Shakespeare Sunday group reading Troilus & Cressida at The Citadel

SHAKESPEARE SUNDAY at The Citadel Theatre, Edmonton

CYMBELINE Sunday 21st February 1-5pm

Join Shakespeare Workshops Alberta and the UK’s critically-acclaimed Malachite Theatre as they team up with the Citadel to present Shakespeare Sunday; 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; this months Shakespeare Sunday looks at Shakespeare’s other King of Ancient Britain: Cymbeline. For their 2016 season and under their first female artistic director, The Globe Theatre has re-imagined and re-named this play Imogen as they shift focus from the agèd king to the oft-unsung heroine of Shakespeare’s story. “Could I find out The woman’s part in me! For there’s no motion That tends to vice in man, but I affirm It is the woman’s part- They are not constant but are changing still One vice, but of a minute old, for one Not half so old as that. I’ll write against them” Posthumus Leonatus, Act II scene v


• 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 and special guests as they guide you through each play, offering valuable insight into the plays inner workings,
• Meet new friends, connect with your local theatre community and have a good time!

SHAKESPEARE SUNDAY is open to everyone regardless of experience, and this month’s play reading is FREE TO ATTEND! Please register your attendance with 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 February 21st 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 snack to share with the group.


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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 a co-company director with Elizabethan repertory company The Malachites. She is currently developing a new approach to verse speaking using musical techniques.


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