Blogs dated February 2013

Bethan Walker

February 28, 2013
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It's a big ask to be expected to understudy both Hermione and Perdita in your RSC debut season. But a challenge that Bethan Walker embraced.

by Viv Graver  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

Selling out

February 26, 2013
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Well that went well! Press night was amazing and now we're practically sold out. It's a nice feeling. Every show from now on will have a full house watching it.

by Youssef Kerkour  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

The highlight of my career so far

February 26, 2013
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It's Sunday and I've just had a blissful day off with my two roomies in the sunshine in Warwick castle, topped off with a three course meal and glass of bubbly. Bliss.

by Bethan Walker  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Hong Kong - Part 1

February 26, 2013
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And so into 2012 and next I am visiting the four countries involved in our Shakespeare: A Worldwide Classroom partnership project. My first stop was Hong Kong and I wasn't quite sure what to expect...

by Tracy Irish  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Hong Kong - Part 2

February 26, 2013
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During my visit to Heep Yun school, I was taken to the drama studio. In a city where space is at a premium, Heep Yun is unusual for having such a facility. I spoke with the Arts Award group about Theatre Noir's With Love... and about their own forthcoming version of A Midsummer Night's Dream. ...

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Kolkata - Part 1

February 26, 2013
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I'm not good with crowds. I like my space... But it's amazing how quickly kindness and friendly faces can make you feel at home, and there to meet me at the airport was the friendly face of Anmol, our lead student from our partner school in India, accompanied by his father...

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Kolkata - Part 2

February 26, 2013
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Anmol, Anjana and Dana have worked mainly with a new upper school drama club called 'Masque'. The group are following the Arts Award programme or just love being involved with theatre. They spoke eloquently about how the club had boosted their confidence and their ability to work with each other...

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Los Angeles - Part 1

February 26, 2013
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LA was my last overseas visit for the World Shakespeare Festival. Our partnership there is with a unique organisation called Inner-City Arts (ICA), housed in an amazing and beautiful complex in the midst of a very unbeautiful area of Downtown...

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Los Angeles - Part 2

February 26, 2013
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One person I had to meet during my time in LA was Rafe Esquith and his Hobart Shakespeareans - an ensemble of Grade 4 and 5s. Every year they work on a different Shakespeare play, injecting a healthy dose of music and dance into each production...

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Oman - Part 1

February 26, 2013
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As part of our journey, The Ministry of Education in Oman invited us to deliver training with their teachers. So we devised a project with the British Council to involve a week of training in active approaches to Shakespeare, leading to a drama festival in early March 2012.

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