Photo Friday

Because sometimes a picture speaks louder than words.

Photo Friday- Ham-lette?

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The Shakespeare In Action Blog is Moving!

The time has come, my friends, to move the Shakespeare In Action Blog a bit closer to home.

Sad, I know, but it’s not like we’re leaving the internet for good! You can visit us at our new home:

http://www.shakespeareinaction.org/blog.html

We’ve got loads of new ideas for blog posts coming, including news and information about our upcoming shows, educational programming, and fundraisers! Bookmark our new page and visit us sometime! We are keeping this page up as well, so you will be able to access all of our blog posts of the past!

Away, away! Once more, sweet lords farewell.

A BONUS Photo Friday!

What a lucky day for all of you! There are so many exciting things happening here at Shakespeare In Action, we just had to make a second Photo Friday post!

We are starting rehearsal for our brand new production of Hamlet next Tuesday! Our Stage Manager, Maureen Callaghan, has been busy all week making sure preparations are running smoothly! Here is a picture of her with our Artistic Director, Michael Kelly, going over some plans for the big day!

Michael_Maureen_HamletHave a fantastic weekend!

Photo Friday- One day away from The Shakespeare for Kids Library Program!

Hello dearest readers. Happy Friday!

I know we are all looking forward to a quiet and relaxing weekend, but I know some folks who are ready to have some fun! Our TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club is back for another session starting on November 2, at Toronto Public Library locations across the city! The sessions run from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm.

We had a training session on Monday with our library instructors and some of our interns! Our Education Coordinator led the group through a series of workshops, so they will be able to lead their own groups through Shakespeare’s works!

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For more information, please visit our website, or you can register at your local branch!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Photo Friday: Hamlet history

Hello Shakespeare friends,

Preparations for Shakespeare In Action’s Hamlet are continuing so I’m here to continue the blog’s Hamlet theme. Out of total curiosity I  googled “the first Hamlet Shakespeare” on google images and I found something interesting so I thought I’d share it: an old photograph of a 19th century actor who many theatre historians consider to be the greatest American actor and greatest Hamlet of the 19th century. The following is a photograph of him in his Hamlet costume. His name’s Edwin Booth. Fun fact about Edwin Booth: in the 18th century he toured America and the major capitals of Europe performing Shakespeare plays.

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Photo courtesy of wikipedia’s  entry on Edwin booth: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Booth

Hamlet runs from December 2-6, 2013 at Central Commerce Collegiate in Toronto. Tickets are available now!

Have a good weekend everyone!

Photo Friday- Everything’s Coming Up Hamlet!

Hello my dearest Shakespeare fans! I hope you all had a fabulous week. We are currently getting ready for our brand new production of Hamlet, and we decided to have some fun in the rehearsal space today!

Our lovely intern, Rosemary ponders those famous words… I don’t think I have to tell you what they are!

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Hamlet runs from December 2-6, 2013 at Central Commerce Collegiate in Toronto. Tickets are available now!

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

Photo Friday- Shakespeare In Action @ Nuit Blanche

Hello!

Last Saturday Shakespeare In Action did a guerrilla style performance of  scenes from three of Shakespeare’s plays: Romeo And Juliet, Taming Of The Shrew, and Midsummer Night’s Dream at King Blue Condo Presentation Centre as part of Nuit Blanche. The following are pictures I took at the final performance.

Juliet on the balcony: Romeo and Juliet Balcony scene

Juliet on the balcony: Romeo and Juliet Balcony scene

above: scene with the lovers (romeo and Juliet)

above: scene with the lovers (romeo and Juliet)

In the King Blue Condos presentation centre hallway actors perform for the audience a scene from Taming of the shrew.

In the King Blue Condos presentation centre hallway actors perform for the audience a scene from Taming of the shrew.

actor playing Romeo addresses audience

actor playing Romeo addresses audience

Romeo and Juliet opening scene transition to interior: Romeo and Juliet continue speaking while the actor in the foreground watches in the background as Puck

Romeo and Juliet opening scene transition to interior: Romeo and Juliet continue speaking while the actor in the foreground watches in the background as Puck

Romeo and Juliet balcony scene: Romeo approaches juliet

Romeo and Juliet balcony scene: Romeo approaches Juliet

sword fight scene: Shakespeare In Action Nuit Blanche Performance: King Blue Condos Presentation Centre hallway

sword fight scene: Shakespeare In Action Nuit Blanche Performance: King Blue Condos Presentation Centre hallway