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Notice: After the suspension of all participating productions in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we look forward to returning performances in 2021, beginning with Rob Conkie’s La Trobe University theatre company in Melbourne, Australia, and Shakespeare in Yosemite’s production, both in time for Earth Day, April 22. Please follow our blog and social media for continuing activities, new production updates, and commentary.

Shakespeare's Cymbeline: EcoDramaturgy in Action

Cymbeline in the Anthropocene is an intercontinental network of ten site-specific productions of Shakespeare’s tragi-comic romance, Cymbeline. Each production will seek to uncover past and present ecological values in the play’s vibrant range of stories, emotions, and terrains, and to relate them creatively to local environmental conditions in the hope of opening audiences’ imaginations to new biocentric and biospheric horizons.

Project News

Poster for La Trobe's Cymbeline

Poster for La Trobe's Cymbeline
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Apr 08, 2021 in Project News

Only two weeks remain until Earth Day, when two of our collaborating productions of Cymbeline will be in the world! Today, we present the poster for the first of these productions. This Australian Cymbeline, co-produced between La Trobe University Theatre and director Rob Conkie, begins a day earlier in Melbourne, and runs between April 21-24. 

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Film Trailers for "Imogen in the Wild"

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Apr 06, 2021 in Project News

With mere weeks before their film adaptation of Cymbeline, "Imogen in the Wild" premieres, the Shakespeare in Yosemite team has released two teaser trailers. 

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Tickets Available for Melbourne Cymbeline

Tickets Available for Melbourne Cymbeline
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Apr 01, 2021 in Project News

With theatres beginning to re-open across Australia, tickets are now available for the first run of Cymbeline performances by Cymbeline in the Anthropocene's collaborators. Directed by Rob Conkie, this performance runs between April 21-24 as part of La Trobe University's MOAT festival in Melbourne.

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Ricardo II: Finale

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Mar 30, 2021 in Fringe Projects

Merced Shakespearefest's Ricardo II: A Bilingual Adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard II comes to a close with episode 12 "Rey de Fieras / King of Beasts." In stark contrast to the lush, green, outdoor settings that framed the play's political intrigues, the play ends on a backdrop of harsh concrete settings that eerily stand for the violence humans wreak against one another and their environments. 

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Colleen Murphy's "Mouth Ghost"

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Mar 25, 2021 in Fringe Projects

Governor General Award-winning playwright Colleen Murphy has crafted a darkly animated, multi-spirited response to the theatrical displacement caused by the pandemic. "Mouth Ghost" was originally part of a UBC Green College panel on theatre in the pandemic, titled "The Plague’s the Thing: Theatre Before, During, and After the Pandemic." The poem's brilliance has haunted us since we featured the panel on this blog, and deserves an encore of its own.

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