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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.

June 2017

3 June. Rahm - A sufi retelling of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. The Shakespeare Centre at Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Filmed in Urdu, with English subtitles. The ailing Governor of Lahore has left the city in the hands of his deputy, who imposes strict laws and harsh punishments against anyone suspected of transgression. Soon, one virtuous woman must face a choice between protecting her honour and saving the life of her brother. This screening will be followed by a Q&A panel with the filmmakers; Ahmed Jamal (Director) and Mahmood Jamal (writer/producer). 6.30pm - 9.00pm. Tickets are 8 or 5 for Friends of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, include access to our Shakespeare in South Asia exhibition. www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/whats-on/screening-rahm/

 

7 June. Director Talk: Salome. Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process. 5.15pm - 6pm. Tickets: 5 (01789 403493) www.rsc.org.uk/events/director-talks

18 June. Poetry Festival: Shakespeare’s Fathers and Daughters - a recital with Oliver Ford Davies and Mariah Gale. The Shakespeare Centre at Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Join us on Father’s Day for the official launch of Oliver Ford Davies's new book Shakespeare's Fathers and Daughters. Oliver will present his work in the first half of the evening, and will then be joined by Mariah Gale for a special recital based on the book.  Why did Shakespeare write so obsessively about fathers and daughters? How far is he a feminist, or does he uphold patriarchy? What does this tell us about his development as a playwright as he moves from comedy to tragedy, tragicomedy and the late romances? 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Booking is essential, tickets are available online, at our ticket offices at any of Shakespeare's Family Homes, or call 01789 201806. www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/whats-on/shakespeares-fathers-and-daughters/

20 June. Introductory Lectures - Romeo and Juliet. Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe. Speaker: Professor Rene Weis Leading Shakespeare scholars, with the support of Globe actors, offer inspiring introductory talks to the plays in the Globe Theatre and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse seasons (please note we cannot guarantee that any specific cast or creative team member will be present at our Introductory Lectures). 6.00pm – 7pm. 8 or 6 for FoSG & Students. www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/pre-post-show/introductory-lectures

21 June. Theatre Company Q&A - Romeo and Juliet. Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe. Theatre company members share their experiences of this season’s plays in the Globe and answer your questions in these chaired Q&A sessions. Theatre Company Q&A sessions always take place 15 minutes after the matinee performance. 5 or 4 for FoSG & Students. www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/pre-post-show/theatre-company-qas

22 June. Poetry Festival: Crossing Borders: Shakespeare and the Islamic World. The Shakespeare Centre at Shakespeare’s Birthplace. The Islamic world in Elizabethan England and on Shakespeare's stage has generally been regarded as an exotic, faraway place peopled by raging Turks and violent Moors. In this illustrated talk Jerry Brotton shows that Shakespeare and his contemporaries held a far more ambivalent view of Muslim characters from Aaron in Titus Andronicus to Othello. He recreates the surprisingly amicable nature of Anglo-Islamic relations in the period and the fashion for plays about Saracens, Turks, Persian and Moors before offering a close reading of Othello. For Shakespeare the Orient wasn't faraway but thrillingly - if dangerously - close to home. 12pm – 1pm. Booking is essential, tickets are available online or at our ticket offices at any of Shakespeare's Family Homes. www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/whats-on/crossing-borders-shakespeare-and-islamic-world/

24 June. Poetry Festival: A Midsummer Bonfire. Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Share stories around the bonfire at Anne Hathaway's Cottage. Celebrate Midsummer’s eve around a bonfire in the magical grounds of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Follow the tradition of singing songs and telling stories around the fire, and hear extracts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and related poetry. Don’t forget to pack a picnic blanket. 7pm – 9pm. Booking is essential, tickets are available online or at our ticket offices at any of Shakespeare's Family Homes. www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/whats-on/midsummer-nights-dream/

27 June. Theatre Company Q&A - Twelfth Night. Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe. Theatre company members share their experiences of this season’s plays in the Globe and answer your questions in these chaired Q&A sessions. Theatre Company Q&A sessions always take place 15 minutes after the matinee performance. 5 or 4 for FoSG & Students. www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/pre-post-show/theatre-company-qas

 

28 June. Introductory Lectures - Twelfth Night. Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe. Speaker: Professor Judith Buchanan. Leading Shakespeare scholars, with the support of Globe actors, offer inspiring introductory talks to the plays in the Globe Theatre and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse seasons (please note we cannot guarantee that any specific cast or creative team member will be present at our Introductory Lectures). 6.00pm – 7pm. 8 or 6 for FoSG & Students. www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/pre-post-show/introductory-lectures

July 2017

3 July. Director Talk: Titus Andronicus. Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process. 5.15pm - 6pm. Tickets: 5 (01789 403493) www.rsc.org.uk/events/director-talks

4 July. Theatre Company Q&A - Twelfth Night. Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe. Theatre company members share their experiences of this season’s plays in the Globe and answer your questions in these chaired Q&A sessions. Theatre Company Q&A sessions always take place 15 minutes after the matinee performance. 5 or 4 for FoSG & Students. www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/pre-post-show/theatre-company-qas

5 July. Introductory Lectures - Twelfth Night. Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe. Speaker: TBC. Leading Shakespeare scholars, with the support of Globe actors, offer inspiring introductory talks to the plays in the Globe Theatre and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse seasons (please note we cannot guarantee that any specific cast or creative team member will be present at our Introductory Lectures). 6.00pm – 7pm. 8 or 6 for FoSG & Students. www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/pre-post-show/introductory-lectures

20 July. Shakespeare’s Rome: Titus Andronicus. Studio Theatre at The Other Place. Blanche McIntyre (director, Titus Andronicus) joins Angus Jackson (Rome Season Director) to discuss the Rome depicted by Shakespeare in Titus Andronicus, through the lens of modern society. 5.00 – 6.15pm. Tickets: 8 (01789 403493) www.rsc.org.uk/events/debates

31 July – 3 August. Living Shakespeare. Shakespeare Centre at the Shakespeare Birthplace. The summer offering of our three-day adult leisure course will take place between 31 July and 3 August 2017 at the Shakespeare Centre on Henley Street. This course promises to bring together Shakespeare and theatre enthusiasts alike as you get the chance to:

  • Hear pre-performance lectures on the RSC's current productions
  • See RSC productions including Titus Andronicus and Julius Caesar
  • Discuss RSC performances with fellow course members and lecturers
  • Put questions to members of the RSC acting company
  • Learn about Shakespeare's gardens with Glyn Jones, Head of Garden's at Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
  • Dine with course members and lecturers each night before watching a show together

www.shakespeare.org.uk/explore-shakespeare/leisure-courses/

August 2017


4 August.
Shakespeare’s Rome: Antony & Cleopatra. Studio Theatre at The Other Place. Iqbal Khan (director, Antony & Cleopatra) joins Angus Jackson (Rome Season Director) to discuss the Rome depicted by Shakespeare in Antony & Cleopatra, through the lens of modern society. 5.00 – 6.15pm. Tickets: 8 (01789 403493) https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/debates

15 August. Theatre Company Q&A - King Lear. Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe. Theatre company members share their experiences of this season’s plays in the Globe and answer your questions in these chaired Q&A sessions. Theatre Company Q&A sessions always take place 15 minutes after the matinee performance. 5 or 4 for FoSG & Students. www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/pre-post-show/theatre-company-qas

22 August. Introductory Lectures - Much Ado About Nothing. Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe. Speaker: TBC. Leading Shakespeare scholars, with the support of Globe actors, offer inspiring introductory talks to the plays in the Globe Theatre and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse seasons (please note we cannot guarantee that any specific cast or creative team member will be present at our Introductory Lectures). 6.00pm – 7pm. 8 or 6 for FoSG & Students. www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/pre-post-show/introductory-lectures

23 August. Introductory Lectures - King Lear. Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe. Speaker: TBC. Leading Shakespeare scholars, with the support of Globe actors, offer inspiring introductory talks to the plays in the Globe Theatre and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse seasons (please note we cannot guarantee that any specific cast or creative team member will be present at our Introductory Lectures). 6.00pm – 7pm. 8 or 6 for FoSG & Students. www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/pre-post-show/introductory-lectures

 September 2017

19 September. Introductory Lectures - Much Ado About Nothing. Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe. Speaker: Dr. Hester Lees-Jefferies. Leading Shakespeare scholars, with the support of Globe actors, offer inspiring introductory talks to the plays in the Globe Theatre and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse seasons (please note we cannot guarantee that any specific cast or creative team member will be present at our Introductory Lectures). 6.00pm – 7pm. 8 or 6 for FoSG & Students. www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/pre-post-show/introductory-lectures  

20 September.
 Theatre Company Q&A - Much Ado About Nothing. Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe. Theatre company members share their experiences of this season’s plays in the Globe and answer your questions in these chaired Q&A sessions. Theatre Company Q&A sessions always take place 15 minutes after the matinee performance. 5 or 4 for FoSG & Students. www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/pre-post-show/theatre-company-qas

26 September. Theatre Company Q&A - King Lear. Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe. Theatre company members share their experiences of this season’s plays in the Globe and answer your questions in these chaired Q&A sessions. Theatre Company Q&A sessions always take place 15 minutes after the matinee performance. 5 or 4 for FoSG & Students. www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/pre-post-show/theatre-company-qas

October 2017 

4 October. Introductory Lectures - King Lear. Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe. Speaker: Professor Michael Dobson. Leading Shakespeare scholars, with the support of Globe actors, offer inspiring introductory talks to the plays in the Globe Theatre and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse seasons (please note we cannot guarantee that any specific cast or creative team member will be present at our Introductory Lectures). 6.00pm – 7pm. 8 or 6 for FoSG & Students. www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/pre-post-show/introductory-lectures

10 October. Theatre Company Q&A - Much Ado About Nothing. Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe. Theatre company members share their experiences of this season’s plays in the Globe and answer your questions in these chaired Q&A sessions. Theatre Company Q&A sessions always take place 15 minutes after the matinee performance. 5 or 4 for FoSG & Students. www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/pre-post-show/theatre-company-qas

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


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