Live dramatic reading of Kill Shakespeare at The Globe this July!
“Combining live performance, music and fantastical imagery from the comic book series; Kill Shakespeare: The Dramatic Reading brings to life an epic adventure that might just change the way you look at Shakespeare forever.”
Donmar Warehouse’s all-female Shakespeare trilogy and Andrew Scott’s Hamlet are going to be shown on the BBC in 2018!
“Set in a modern-day London of economic and political uncertainty, the story follows the intersecting themes of familial honor, moral duty and dynastic corruption.”
Not exactly a unique setting…
Apologies for the lack of regular posting – work/research/writing has kept me pretty busy lately. My UK trip is coming up next week, so hopefully I should have extra time to post some Shakespeare-related pics/news soon. Oh, and I managed to score tickets to the Kenneth Branagh/Tom Hiddleston Hamlet, so I’ll try and take some photos to share.
Michelle Terry is The New Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe
We are thrilled to announce that Michelle Terry will be Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe from April 2018.
An Olivier Award-winning actor and writer, Michelle is well-known to the Globe’s stage, having starred as Rosalind in As You Like It (2015), as Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013) and as the Princess of France in Love’s Labour’s Lost (2007). She also directed Richard III, King
John and As You Like It for The Complete Walk (2016), a series of short films created as part of the Globe’s celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
Michelle Terry says:
‘The work of Shakespeare is for me timeless, mythic, mysterious, vital, profoundly human and unapologetically theatrical. There are no other theatres more perfectly suited to house these plays than the pure and uniquely democratic spaces of The Globe and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. I am so proud and excited that I will be in the privileged position where I can offer artists the opportunity to come together to reclaim and rediscover not only Shakespeare, but the work of his contemporaries, alongside new work from our current writers. For us to then share those stories with an audience that demands an unparalleled honesty, clarity and bravery, is all a dream come true.’
Neil Constable, Chief Executive of Shakespeare’s Globe, says:
‘I am delighted to announce Michelle Terry as the Globe’s next Artistic Director. Audiences have loved her sparkling and intelligent performances on our stage over the years – now they will have the opportunity to see her fresh artistic vision come to life as she moves into a new phase of her impressive career. The Board and I congratulate her on her successful application, and very much look forward to working with her from April 2018.’
Michelle most recently starred as the eponymous king in Henry V at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and as Grace in Katie Mitchell’s production of Cleansed for the National Theatre. Her other stage credits include Much Ado About Nothing, The Crucible and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Royal Shakespeare Company), All’s Well That Ends Well (National Theatre), Privacy (Donmar Warehouse) and In The Republic of Happiness (Royal Court). She won an Olivier Award for her performance in Tribes at the Royal Court in 2010 and she is an Associate Artist for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Michelle also wrote and starred in the Sky One series The Café with Ralf Little; with Rob Hastie she created My Mark, the Donmar’s ten-year project to chart the political growth of the next voting generation; most recently she co-wrote and performed Becoming: part one with Rosalie Craig at The Donmar Warehouse. Michelle trained at RADA.
The panel formed to recruit the Artistic Director Designate comprised: Neil Constable, Louise Jury, Claire van Kampen, Philip Kirkpatrick, Jamie Parker, Emma Stenning and Jenny Topper.
For a film adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that has a man with a literal ass head, it has such an uninspired and boring trailer. Hopefully the final film is more interesting.
The movie is set in the 14th Century but spoken in a contemporary voice as a re-imagining of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Ridley portrays the title character as the most trusted lady-in-waiting to the Queen, played by Naomi Watts. She soon captures the attention of Prince Hamlet and a forbidden love blossoms. As war brews, lust and betrayal are tearing Elsinore Castle apart from within.
Owen will play Claudius, MacKay will play Hamlet, Felton will play Laertes, and Terrell will play Horatio.