26 April 2021
The Alternative Shakespeare Collaboration
Announcement of new project for Actors!!
Calls will soon go out for Actors to take part in this work.
On the back of all the experiences we've gleaned to date, we are excited to announce the creation
of a new Theatre company, one that brings Shakespeare's acting company back to life!
A fanciful notion yes, but we believe that, in Theatre, fanciful is more often than
not where the best things start - in the imagination.
This is what we're going to do:
Bring together a permanent acting company to help recreate new
Shakespeare plays out of old Shakespeare plays.
Follow the acting practice, as best we can, that might have
existed in Shakespeare's Theatre.
Work together to understand how Shakespeare worked
collaboratively with his actors.
Take the existing Shakespeare plays and apply
the AlternativeTheatre methods.
Isolate his characters, themes, speeches, lines,
scenes etc from their original setting.
Workshop the text in Zoom sessions to discover how
it works and comes to theatrical life.
Bring our own experiences of the world
to enrich our creative process.
Create new plays for stage performances,
books, audio pieces, videos etc.
Provide material for our AlternativeShakespeare
podcasts (launching this year).
Out of the work of the TASCO project will emerge a body of AlternativeShakespeare work, as well as a
fascinating insight into the conditions that helped form the original Shakespeare plays.
25 April 2021
Romeo & Juliet: The Confessions
New Play for Summer Fringes!!
Applications going in for the Liverpool Theatre Fringe,
Birmingham Fest, & Buxton Fringe.
Details to follow!