Tag: Shakespeare

Bell Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’

Hark! What cast through yonder curtain breaks? ‘Tis Bell Shakespeare come to bring their tale of star-cross’d lovers to Melbourne in ‘Romeo and Juliet‘. In this, the 400th anniversary year of the Bard’s death, it is fitting to get to…

You’ve seen Shakespeare’s Bottom, now see Alan’s

You could kick off your night  in no better way than to listen in on the daft rumination of Nick Bottom, a minor character from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as portrayed by Melbourne comic actor Alan Lovett in  ‘Bottom’s Dream’….

February 2016: The Best of the Best

We’ve scoured Melbourne’s social scene, and we’ve tracked down our top picks for February, just for you. Without further ado: Courtyard Cantina: Every Friday in February – “Delight your senses with DJ’s, pop-up bars, live music and authentic foods from…

Shakespeare’s Best Bits with The Australian Shakespeare Company

Noted critic Harold Bloom states that Shakespeare transcends history, his genius is universal, and his collected works are a scripture from which we derive much of our language, psychology, and mythology.  Which is an erudite way to express how I…

Soothplayers: Smooth Shakespearean Improv.

Shakespeare and improvisation come together cleverly and slickly in ‘Soothplayers’; an hour of improvised theatre intended to be portrayed by the players on stage as though the Bard himself had written their dialogue. Commitment to the Shakespearean devices and language…

Fringe Review: As You Like It

Merging classic theatre with contemporary art, ARDEN’s reimagining of Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It‘ is thoughtfully and tastefully done. Under the direction of Julian Beckedahl, ‘As You Like It’ delivered Shakespeare’s work beautifully.  Keeping the original language, the interpretation and…

Hamlet

Bell Shakespeare’s production of ‘Hamlet’

If ever there were a tragedy that delivered some of the best scenes in comedy, Bell Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ would be it. Characters swing from spritely jubilation to sinister deeds, from spurious love-ramblings to savage outbursts. Director Damien Ryan immediately sets us…

“As You Like It” with the Australian Shakespeare Company

“As You Like It” takes over the Royal Botanical Gardens, transporting you to a magical land where everyone speaks in Shakespearean English and the woman-dressed-as-man-seducing-a-man ends up happily ever after with her confused consort. The Australian Shakespeare Company is deft…