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Ok, so we are not suddenly changing from Shakespeare plays to musicals but we are having a limited, three show run of the HILARIOUS Will Shakespeare's ImprovMusical and we can't wait! We caught up with show creator Alan Marriott to find out how they pull together a completely improvised show every night.
How did the Will Shakespeare's ImprovMusical come about?
by Dean Paul Gibson, Bard's Associate Artistic Director
Do you have someone in your life who inspired you to follow your passions? Adele Noronha, who is making her Bard acting debut this season in A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest, did. We asked Adele to share her story with us...
Following his recent Jessie Award, Best Actor win for Realwheels' Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Bob Frazer returns to Bard in a very different role playing William Shakespeare in Bill Cain's Equivocation. We caught up with Bob to get his thoughts on the play and why he thinks it will stay with you long after you've left the theatre.
What's it like to play Shakespeare after playing so many of his characters?
When Alyssa Reynolds tweeted about coming to Bard for the first time this year we asked her if she would like to share her experience on our blog. We knew nothing about her - but now we do - and we also know what she thinks of us! Here is her take on Bard.
By Sam Snobelen
Back in February we went to David Cooper’s East Vancouver photography studio to shoot our ‘advance photography’ images for the 2014 Bard season. We’ve had a lot of lovely feedback on the images so we thought we’d give you a behind the scenes look at how they were created!
David Cooper on the creative process & challenges:
You may know him from our 'In A Nutshell’ Village talks, or from the various Shakespearean characters he’s played, or as the one of the main voices in Barbie and Madeleine (yes that’s right!) but what does Artistic Director Christopher Gaze do in the day to day world of Bard?
Guest Post By Bic Pentameter
Are you confused, intimidated, or afraid when it comes to Shakespearean language? Fear not cousin, I am Bic Pentameter and I am here to help you understand and talk like Shakespeare! Here are some phrases for everyday as well as relationship situations we can all relate to translated into Shakespearean language. Give them a go - you never know what might happen!
Guest Post by Sam Snobelen
Sponsorship of the arts can be a sticky subject and no one knows that better than those of us working on the front lines of fund development. A very public light was shed on this subject during Vancouver City Council’s public hearing in January to decide the fate of the York Theatre’s request for a sign bylaw amendment that would allow them to recognize a local company, West Coast Reduction, in exchange for a very generous endowment contribution.