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Touchstone aims to list all Shakespeare-related activity in the UK. Please contact us at touchstone@bham.ac.uk or 0121 414 9525 if you have information that should be listed.

 

March

3 March. Post Show Talks: The Whip. Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Want to find out more about the performance you've just seen? Then join us at our regular post show talk events. Simply stay on after the show for this discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to ask the questions. Post Show Talks take place onstage in the theatre auditorium after the performance, and are free with your show ticket. https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/post-show-talkback

10 March. Post Show Talks: King John. Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Want to find out more about the performance you've just seen? Then join us at our regular post show talk events. Simply stay on after the show for this discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to ask the questions. Post Show Talks take place onstage in the theatre auditorium after the performance, and are free with your show ticket. https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/post-show-talkback

10 March. Shakespeare’s Soliloquies and Narrations. The Shakespeare Club, the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon. Viv Thomas explores the significance of soliloquies and narration in vitalizing character, situation and atmosphere. Annual subscription: 20.00 / visitors: 5.00 (No charge to students). http://stratfordshakespeareclub.org/programme.html

April

14 April. Shakespeare and Costume. The Shakespeare Club, the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon. Patricia Lennox considers costumes as a major component of Shakespeare productions, past and present.  A major focus will be the innovative role they have played at Stratford-upon-Avon’s Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan. Annual subscription: 20.00 / visitors: 5.00 (No charge to students). http://stratfordshakespeareclub.org/programme.html

May

12 May. Frederick Samuel Boas – A University-Extension Shakespearian. The Shakespeare Club, the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon. Rebekah Owens, Researcher. A look at the life of a teacher of Shakespeare in the late nineteenth century, famous for his categorisation of some of the works as ‘problem plays’. Annual subscription: 20.00 / visitors: 5.00 (No charge to students). http://stratfordshakespeareclub.org/programme.html 

21 May. St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra: Sibelius’s Finlandia / Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto / Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick. In Stalin’s Russia, Prokofiev took Romeo and Juliet and without using a single one of Shakespeare’s words, transformed it into a ballet as strong as steel and as tender as young love itself – packed with punchy melodies, dazzling colours, untamed passion and heart-breaking beauty. It’s one of the supreme masterpieces of 20th century music, and with the distinguished British conductor Ben Palmer on the podium, the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra bring Prokofiev’s vision thrillingly to life. First, though, experience the stirring patriotic struggles of Sibelius’s Finlandia and see former BBC Young Musician Jennifer Pike join the orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s gloriously tuneful Violin Concerto. There is a pre-concert talk in the Helen Martin Studio at 6.15pm for an extra 2.50. The concert follows at 7.30pm. Tickets: 19 - 42 (adults) / 16 (under 26) / 13 (under 18) / 8 (under 10, accompanied by a full paying adult) https://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/2020/st-petersburg-symphony-orchestra/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


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