Photo Friday

Because sometimes a picture speaks louder than words.

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

Photo Friday – Word On The Street!

- Word On The Street 2013 -  Shakespeare Kids Photo: SIA

– Word On The Street 2013 –
Shakespeare Kids
Photo: SIA

 

- Word On The Street 2013 -  Shakespeare Swordplay Photo: SIA

– Word On The Street 2013 –
Shakespeare Swordplay
Photo: SIA

 

- Word On The Street 2013 -  Shakespeare Michael and his Shakespeare Thumb Photo: SIA

– Word On The Street 2013 –
Shakespeare Michael and his Shakespeare Thumb
Photo: SIA

 

- Word On The Street 2013 -  Shakespeare Miriam with Shakespeare Puppets Photo: SIA

– Word On The Street 2013 –
Shakespeare Miriam with Shakespeare Puppets
Photo: SIA

 

- Word On The Street 2013 -  Shakespeare Hawk? I kid you not. Photo: SIA

– Word On The Street 2013 –
Shakespeare Hawk?
I kid you not.
Photo: SIA

 

 

 

Photo Friday – Camp in Action!

Shakespeare in Action - Blog - Summer Camp - Kids - Circle Game

– Summer Camp for Kids –
Photo: SIA

- Summer Camp for Kids -  The ladies! Photo: SIA

– Summer Camp for Kids –
The ladies!
Photo: SIA

- Young Company for Teens -  Smiling for SNAP Downtown Toronto newspaper! Photo: SIA

– Young Company for Teens –
Smiling for SNAP Downtown Toronto newspaper!
Photo: SIA

- Young Company for Teens -  Reading through Macbeth Photo: SIA

– Young Company for Teens –
Reading through Macbeth
Photo: SIA

- Young Company for Teens -  Assistant Director, Brenna Corner, watches as Director, Joe Bucci, works with the Witches on stage. Photo: SIA

– Young Company for Teens –
Assistant Director, Brenna Corner, watches as Director, Joe Bucci, works with the Witches on stage.
Photo: SIA

 

 

 

 

Photo Friday- A Little Bit of Drama Outside

Hello dear Shakespeare fans!

Today, I am going to share some photos with you that I took at the Central Commerce Collegiate End of Year BBQ! We dined on hot dogs and cupcakes, had 90’s flashbacks listening to the Macarena (if you don’t know what that is, ask your parents!) and had the pleasure of watching and listening to some very talented students perform for us!

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Have a great weekend!

Photo Friday – Playing with Shadow Puppets

Hamlet: "A dream itself is but a shadow." - II.ii, 1358 -

Hamlet:
“A dream itself is but a shadow.”
– II.ii, 1358 –

Puppetmongers' Ann and David Powell have been sharing their expertise with SIA! We're working on an adaptation of Hamlet for 2013/14. Ann and David are now off for the Humber Puppetry Intensive... but stay tuned for a full interview and season announcement!

Puppetmongers’ Ann and David Powell have been sharing their expertise with SIA!  We’re working on an adaptation of Hamlet for 2013/14.

Ann and David are now off for the Humber Puppetry Intensive…

but stay tuned for a full interview and season announcement!

 

To learn more about Puppetmongers, click here.

To learn more about the Humber Puppetry Intensive, click here.