Tag: Shakespeare

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The Courtly Arts Renaissance Dancing with the Bard

On a sunny winter’s Sunday, we sat deep in the heart of a high timber-roofed colonial church and were entertained with music and dance from over 500 years past. In their Dancing With The Bard, the Courtly Arts Performers, comprising…

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Bard To The Bone: 2018 Stratford Shakespeare On The River Festival

In Stratford, on the river Avon, three hours east into Gippsland, an annual cultural offering of all things Shakespearean  casts a magic spell in Shakespeare On The River Festival. This regional event has created an enduring arts legacy for the…

Completely Improvised Shakespeare at Melbourne Fringe

On a blustery spring evening, in a quiet northern pub, a Melbourne improv troupe took on the Bard for the enjoyment of a Fringe Festival audience. Completely Improvised Shakespeare, performed by the Soothplayers, has been a staple of the Melbourne…

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Bell Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice

Bell Shakespeare’s productions are highly regarded and I am embarrassed to say that I have not yet had the pleasure. It was clearly about time and with Arts Centre Melbourne hosting The Merchant of Venice, I was in for a…

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Dream Puppets perform ‘The Tempest’ at the Wheeler Centre

In a full house of school-age kids, Dream Puppets showcased their artful new production, a version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest as part of the Wheeler Kids literacy program at the Wheeler Centre. Founded in 1996, this company is highly experienced, touring extensively…