I first came across Justin Fleming’s adaptations of Moliere’s works in 2005 when I stumbled on a copy of Tartuffe that I ended up directing at Melbourne Theatre Company. Thus began my love affair with these fresh and energetic translations that so perfectly intertwined Moliere’s wit with an Australian sensibility. Nearly 15 years on and … Continue reading The Miser | From Director Peter Evans
Death is a frequent and imaginative visitor in Shakespeare’s plays, with characters dropping like flies. We asked an expert panel to name their favourite fatalities in Shakespeare, and today we reveal the most epic death of all.
Shakespeare had a penchant for killing off his characters. We asked an expert panel to name the ten most epic deaths from his plays. Today we reveal four of the deaths that made the, ahem, cut…
Nobody does a good death quite like Shakespeare. We asked an expert panel to pick the ten most epic deaths from the plays, starting today with numbers ten, nine, eight, seven and six.
How did you become involved in theatre? What drew you to this career? I received the first offer to join a theatre group when I was fifteen, when attending ‘Nima Poetry Nights’ in Kerman, Iran. I was the youngest member of both groups at that time, for both poetry and theatre. In less than two … Continue reading Julius Caesar | Interview with Assistant Director Nasim Khosravi
By Huw McKinnon As a Teaching Artist for Bell Shakespeare the most important – and happily the most fulfilling – part of my job is continuing the tradition that was built into the very foundations of the company by John Bell of making sure that we give students all over Australia access to the very best experiences … Continue reading My Life as a Teaching Artist
OUR COUNTDOWN OF THE GREATEST ROMANTIC COUPLES IN SHAKESPEARE CONCLUDES TODAY, AS WE REVEAL OUR NUMBER ONE. Compiled by Andy McLean HAVE YOUR SAY Which Shakespearean lovers set your pulse racing? Do you agree or disagree with our experts? Share your view on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. SHAKESPEARE AND HIS “LOVELY BOY” (Sonnets) Shakespeare’s writing … Continue reading TOP 10 GREATEST LOVERS IN SHAKESPEARE – NUMBER 1
OUR EXPERT PANEL HAS NOMINATED THE SHAKESPEARE COUPLES WHO SET THEIR PULSES RACING THE FASTEST. TODAY WE REVEAL SOME OF THE GREATEST LOVERS TO EVER GRACE THE STAGE. Compiled by Andy McLean JOIN THE DEBATE Which Shakespearean lovers have stolen your heart? Do you agree or disagree with our experts? Share your view on Twitter, … Continue reading TOP 10 GREATEST LOVERS IN SHAKESPEARE – NUMBERS 5, 4, 3, 2
WE ASKED AN EXPERT PANEL TO NAME THEIR FAVOURITE ROMANTIC DUOS IN SHAKESPEARE. TODAY WE BEGIN THE COUNTDOWN WITH NUMBERS TEN, NINE, EIGHT, SEVEN AND SIX.
By Alex Chalwell It’s 6:30am and there’s egg in my kettle. Not whole and perfectly boiled as my tour mate promised but cracked and leaking through the shell, globs of white rolling through the water, riding the bubbles. It’ll have to do – the hotel stove isn’t working. I empty it all out and scrub … Continue reading Even for an Eggshell – a day with The Players
Photos by Jennifer McGrath
September 2017, The Players performed The Wonderful World of Will at Canterbury Public School. Daniel (9) and Adam (6) interviewed Bell Shakespeare actors, and teachers and students from Canterbury Public School and with their father, and as part of a gift to Bell Shakespeare, created this video. For the Iliffe family, the decision to support … Continue reading What’s So Special About Will?