FOR GRADES 10 - 12, College and University
LENGTH: 1 hour, no intermission
Festival and general audience versions are also available in one-hour and one-hour, 15-minute presentations (no intermission is required for general audience unless done in conjunction with Just Dance)
SHAKESPEARE: Relish an unconventional look at one of the World’s greatest playwrights. This sparse, yet illuminating performance by one of Canada’s most independent-minded, classically-trained and innovative performing artists is a memorable and vivid experience for both the lovers and haters of Shakespeare. Robert Greenwood’s one-man depiction of the ideas, quirks, wit and humours of some of Shakespeare’s greatest and humblest characters, from Hamlet to the Porter in MACBETH, from the tragic to the comic, from wry wisdom to foolishness is a fascinating exploration of the human spirit that will capture young and old alike.
A production meant to bring Shakespeare back to the audience, it shows that Shakespeare is understandable and relevant to a modern audience. The emotion, the fear and the humour of Shakespeare’s characters shine through in this one-man show that tests the flexibility of the actor. Using nothing but the essential props, the genius of Shakespeare is once more made evident
an excellent overview of the playwright’s work, one that adds a dimension that can’t help but awaken a love of Shakespeare
an innovative approach that is well worth seeing.
THE GAUNTLET, Calgary, Alberta
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