Category Archives: Shakespeare

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

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The Year of Shakespeare

Dear Friends,

In our newsletter today, we want to tell you about an amazing new happening in Chicago. They are having a yearlong celebration of Shakespeare, including theatre, dance, music, art, and literature.  It’s all here for you below!

Best regards,


Chicago Shakespeare

“Chicago hosts largest global celebration of Shakespeare’s 400-year legacy in 2016 featuring theater, dance, music, art, literature and cuisine

Yesterday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was joined by Chicago Shakespeare Theater Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, Executive Director Criss Henderson, and leaders of the City’s cultural institutions to announce Shakespeare 400 Chicago—a yearlong international arts festival in 2016 celebrating the playwright’s vibrancy, relevance and reach. As the world commemorates four hundred years since Shakespeare’s death in 1616, this Quadricentennial festival explores how his words continue to live in Chicago—uniting our city’s cultural, creative and educational institutions, and welcoming leading artists from around the globe to make Chicago their stage.”

To read more, watch videos, or request a brochure, go to The Shakespeare 400 Chicago website.

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