SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival
The National Festival is on its way! It will run on Queen’s Birthday weekend: Thursday 30 May – Monday 3 June in Wellington.
Download the performance schedule here. Updated 14 May 2013.
We are waiting on confirmation from some regions. Check back here for updates in the coming weeks!
Visit the event page here
The Glass of Fashion Exhibition
The Whanganui Regional Museum, in partnership with SGCNZ presents The Glass of Fashion Exhibition
The museum is displaying a variety of costumes designed by high school students from around the country for the SGCNZ/Bernina Shakespeare Costume Design Competition. The costumes currently on display will be there until March 2013, and a new collection will be displayed from March 2013 until August 2013.
See the event page here
AUSA Outdoor Shakespeare Trust presents King Lear
“This will mark the 50th Anniversary celebration of Outdoor Summer Shakespeare, and one that involves some incredible talent. Our production will see Lisa Harrow - previously of the Royal Shakespeare Company – as Director, with NZ thespian Michael Hurst - also playing Lear’s Fool – assisting. Alan Smythe (Producer of Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park) and internationally renown actor Sam Neill join us as Executive Producers, while NZ Composer Gareth Farr will devise the production’s sound-scape. Sam Neill’s older brother, Emeritus Professor Michael Neill, brings to life the titular character, and will be accompanied by an ensemble of distinguished University of Auckland alumni and current students.
This outdoor production promises to showcase the themes of overwhelming nature, social bonds, and love, providing an invaluable study aid. The institution of Summer Shakespeare offers the perfect gateway for prospective University students into further pursuing dramatic arts.”
1-30 March, Old Arts Quad, behind the University of Auckland ClockTower
Wellington Shakespeare Society
7 March Raymond Boyce will talk about Shakespeare as a millionaire
4 April AGM and entertainment by SGCNZ YSC and WSS mmbers plus excerpts from Anne Brown’s Oral History of WSS
2 May Reading of the second half of All’s Well that Ends Well
6 June A talk by Pattrick Spottiswoode, Director of Globe Education
4 July Video – Shakespeare Behind Bars
1 August WSS Regional play readings As You Like It part 1
All welcome! Members $2, non-members $3
Three plays from the Globe’s 2011 season were screened in cinemas around the country during 2012. Reviews can be read on Theatreview.