One Take Shakespeare

Dear Friends,

We recently read about an extraordinary opportunity from the Donmar Warehouse in conjunction with St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn for young ladies aged 13-18 years old:  record a 90 second video performing Shakespeare!

The two best entries will win tickets to the performance of Donmar’s production of Henry IV at St. Ann’s Warehouse—with an all-female cast.

According to Donmar, whose original One Take Shakespeare competition ran last year in London:

Alongside our all-female production of HENRY IV, we wanted to challenge young women across the country to make Shakespeare their own by recording themselves performing a speech from one of his plays, written for a male character.

Ninety seconds, no props, no special effects – just you, a camera, and the world’s greatest playwright. You can record your speech in your bedroom, in the car, at school or in the park – wherever you want. This is your chance to be the King of Scotland or the Prince of Denmark, a local drunk, a mighty warrior or a hopeless romantic.  Even if you have never attempted to say a Shakespeare speech out loud before, give it a try!

What a fantastic opportunity for young ladies!  If you know anyone in the age group that is interested, please please pass along the information above to them!

Deadline for the competition is December 4th and more details are here or you can email them onetakeshakespeare@donmarwarehouse.com

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  1. […] to think now we are at the point (as we told you about in an earlier post) where the Donmar Warehouse produced a version of Henry IV with an all-female […]

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