All the World’s a Stage, ELART Productions


Date: Saturday 8 June 2013
Location: The Dell, Stratford-upon-Avon
Times: 12pm and 3pm
Duration: 1 hour 10 mins
Cost: Free of charge, just turn up

A series of extracts from Shakespeare's plays performed by an all-male cast. The extracts include Henry V exhorting his men into battle to the Mechanicals from A Midsummer Night's Dream inexpertly putting on the play Pyramus and Thisbe.

All the scenes are linked by an original, humorous and modern narrative. Expect tragedy, history and lots of comedy.

About ELART Productions
Based in Lancaster, ELART Productions was founded in 2008 by freelance theatre director Emma Rucastle. ELART have specialised in a range of hybrid productions, many site-specific, using a core of professional actors working alongside community performers of all ages and levels of experience.

Recent productions have included:

  • The Secret Library (The Round at The Dukes Theatre, a devised show for Lancaster Litfest, October 2012)
  • The Crucible (Lancaster Priory, part of the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witches, June 2012)
  • The Vigil (St Oswald's Church, Warton, March 2012)
  • The Play's The Thing! (The Ashton Memorial, part of Lancaster's 2012 Shakespeare Festival, March 2012)

ELART Productions has also been involved in developing new writing and delivering workshops on a range of texts and themes for schools and youth groups.

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Following Emma Rucastle on twitter: @elaru

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