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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.
She’s three months into the job, moving quickly towards our biggest season yet, so we thought it was time to find out what Managing Director Claire Sakaki thinks of Bard!
Have you ever been watching a Shakespearean play – or any play – and thought: ‘no, why is he doing that?’ Do you long to yell out to the characters to warn them against their doomed fate? We thought so. And that’s why we’ve created our all new interactive seating this season at Bard. Check out our easy to follow guide to ticketing and seating right here:
How does an actor prepare for his or her role? Good question! Every year at Bard our Company of actors spend three days with Director of Education & Training Mary Hartman and Vocal Coach Alison Matthews, exploring text and voice at our Actor Intensives. As Equivocation by Bill Cain opens first at the Belfry Theatre on April 22, the Studio Stage actors got a head start on the work this week.
Ever wondered what it takes to become a theatre director? The following four people are going to find out this season as they take on the challenging & rewarding role of Apprentice Director at Bard. Find out what inspires them to direct and what excites them most in the coming season!
Michelle Boulet: A Midsummer Night’s DreamMack Gordon: The TempestKatrina Darychuk: EquivocationGuy Fauchon: Cymbeline
What made you want to be a theatre director?