D a t e: Oct 24th 8pm, 2009
Address: TCG Nordica (The Loft)
An evening of many Englishes with music
The evening of Shakespeare is made up of a number of his famous speeches (including To be or not to be) and four shortened plays (Macbeth, The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest and King Lear).
The plays have been reinterpreted in many English Modern, Shakespearean, Australian and Middle – each play lasting some five minutes. The speeches are as we imagine Shakespeare’s actors might have performed them.
The words are complemented by the music modern, period, composed and improvised.
A synopsis in Chinese will be available so a non-English speaker has some idea of what is happening. However, we hope that even if the language is unfamiliar, the audience will still be entertained by the energy, emotion and humor of the performance. (Incidentally, many native-English speakers do not understand Shakespeare perfectly and still enjoy the plays.)
The management of Nordica, the actor and the musicians welcome you all to our show and hope that you will, with Chorus, forgive our imperfections.