THE SHAKESPEARE INSTITUTEPLAYERS

Est 1951

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2012

Read Sandy Holt's review of As You Like It in The Stratford-upon-Avon Herald.

 

The Shakespeare Institute Players on BBC One

 

On Thursday 24 May the Shakespeare Institute Players took part in the filming of an episode of Country-file, partly dedicated to Shakespeare and the rural world. They performed scenes from As You Like It, The Winter's Tale, and A Midsummer Night's Dream at Mary Arden’s Farm.

 

The members of the Players who represented the society were: John Curtis (Touchstone / Old Shepherd), Rachel Stewart (Perdita), Charlie Morton (Corin), Helen Osborne (Titania) and José A. Pérez Díez (Clown). The costume de- sign was by Red Smucker, and the direction by Robert F. Ball.

 

They shared the morning with Professor Stanley Wells, who was interviewed for the programme, and with veteran broadcaster John Craven.

 

The episode aired on Sunday 10 June at 18:15 on BBC One. Picture above, left to right: John Curtis, José A. Pérez Díez, Rachel Stewart and Charlie Morton.

 

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The Summer Term play was As You Like It by William Shakespeare and Directed by Beth Roznowski.  Performances were held in the Lecture Hall of Mason Croft (home of The Shakespeare Institute), Stratford-upon-Avon.  Thursday, 19th to Saturday, 21st July 2012 at 7pm, with a matinee on Saturday, 21st July at 2:00pm.  Tickets were £7 (£6 concessions - students, OAPs, UB40s).

 

The Spring Term play was Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare and Directed by Jon Harvey.  Performances were held in the Lecture Hall, Mason Croft (home of The Shakespeare Institute), Stratford-upon-Avon, from Thursday, 15th - Saturday, 17th March at 7.30 p.m. with a matinee on Saturday, 17th March at 2.30 p.m.  Tickets were £8 (£7 concessions - students, OAPs, UB4).   

 

Excerpts from The Players' production of King John took to the stages as the RSC as part of both the Open House and the Open Stages evenings, playing to packed houses.

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