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!
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.
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!
Hamlet runs from December 2-6, 2013 at Central Commerce Collegiate in Toronto. Tickets are available now!
Last Saturday Shakespeare In Action did a guerrilla style performance of scenes from three of Shakespeare’s plays: Romeo And Juliet, TamingOf 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
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.
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 balcony scene: Romeo approaches Juliet
sword fight scene: Shakespeare In Action Nuit Blanche Performance: King Blue Condos Presentation Centre hallway
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!