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Notice: due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing closure of most theatres, all Cymbeline in the Anthropocene productions have been postponed to 2021. Please consult our blog and social media for continuing activities, new online content, and incoming production updates.

Shakespeare's Cymbeline: EcoDramaturgy in Action

Cymbeline in the Anthropocene will create an intercontinental network of eight 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

Shakespeare in... the Montana Book Festival

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Sep 17, 2020 in Fringe Projects

As part of the Montana Book Festival this last week, our collaborators Randall Martin and Gretchen E. Minton met online to discuss the publication of Gretchen's latest monograph, Shakespeare in Montana: Big Sky Country's Love Affair with the World's Most Famous Writer. Congratulations, Gretchen!

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Evelyn O'Malley on Shakespeare Link

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Sep 10, 2020 in Project News

After a brief summer break in August, the Cymbeline in the Anthropocene blog is back this month! This week, we are sharing an interview with our Willow Globe team member Evelyn O'Malley, conducted by actor Jamie Wilkes for Shakespeare Link UK. 

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Staging the Burial of Fidele

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Aug 07, 2020 in Project News

At the first ever Cymbeline in the Anthropocene meeting in January, our collaborators gathered in Santa Barbara, California, to exchange ideas. After the first day of introductions, directors and actors took to the stage to experiment with sections of Cymbeline in person. One result was a staging by actors of the local Lit Moon Theatre Company of the strangely beautiful burial of Fidele/Innogen during a thunderstorm, which merged ideas about ecological grief into the elegiac dialogue. Read Shakespeare in Yosemite co-director Katherine Steele Brokaw's thoughts on this scene below, and watch the video for a glimpse at what an ecodramaturgical Cymbeline might look like.

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Director Interviews: Rob Conkie

Director Interviews: Rob Conkie
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Jul 31, 2020 in Project News

In the coming months, Cymbeline in the Anthropocene will be interviewing our collaborating directors to check on how their companies are adapting through the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Here is our first interview in the series, with Rob Conkie, who is based at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia. Keep an eye on the blog for more interviews soon!

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Cymbel(z)ine in the Anthropocene

Cymbel(z)ine in the Anthropocene
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Jul 24, 2020 in Project News

The ongoing shutdown of most theatres across the globe has not stopped theatre artists from creating innovative ways to engage with Shakespeare. Evelyn O'Malley, one of our collaborators through the Willow Globe theatre in the UK, is also a lecturer at the University of Exeter. When she and her students found themselves separated by pandemic measures, they channelled their discussion of Cymbeline into a visually and intellectually gorgeous collaborative zine. Read below for Evelyn's description of the project, and click the image below to download the Cymbelzine! 

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Theatre in Practice: Project Collaborators