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As part of the RSC residency at the Roundhouse in London, Shakespeare met modern wordplay in 'Sound and Fury'. The project was originally conceived as inspiration for students from Claremont High School, London who created their own modern poetry inspired by Shakespeare.
Watch this video for a taste of Sound and Fury at the Roundhouse...
On 8 December 2010 Shakespeare met modern wordplay in Sound and Fury, a site-specific performance by leading UK lyricists and hip-hop artists in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.
The piece was originally conceived as inspiration for students from Claremont High School, London, in the creation of their own modern poetry inspired by Shakespeare.
The project featured the unique creative team of wordsmith Polarbear and RSC Voice Director Cicely Berry. There were performances from Kate Tempest, fresh from 2010 Glastonbury and Latitude Festivals, hip-hop tour de force Dizraeli, founder member of the Decypher Collective, Professor D and rising spoken word stars Indigo Williams and Toby Thompson.
Watch Kate Tempest perform in this trailer that was produced for Sound and Fury.
Cicely Berry talks about her passion for engaging young people in working with Shakespeare's language, and why she decided to collaborate on the RSC's Sound and Fury project. The interview was recorded in September 2010 at The Courtyard Theatre during Young People's Shakespeare (YPS) Week, and was conducted by RSC Ensemble actors Noma Dumezweni and Tunji Kasim.
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