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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

Crafting hope during COVID lockdown

Crafting hope during COVID lockdown
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Nov 19, 2020 in Cymbeline and the World

Following Cymbeline in the Anthropocene’s first planning meeting last February in Santa Barbara, California, our collaborators created a wordcloud of major terms that emerged from its conversations and workshops. After mulling in our collaborator’s minds and Twitter archives during these months of global pandemic lockdowns, the wordcloud has now found physical form in a embroidered rendition, hand-crafted by our project researcher and website manager, Rebecca Salazar. The embroidery, pictured above, represents all the terms in our wordcloud in shades of green and grey as they wheel around a central pink flower, with all elements joined by black vines over a black background.

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Ricardo II: Episode 2

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Nov 17, 2020 in Fringe Projects

Episode two of Merced Shakespearefest's Ricardo II: A Bilingual Adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard II features the interrupted duel between Henry Bolingbroke and Tomás Mercedes/Mowbray. As the king enters to invite the opponents in, he first officiously removes a blue cotton face mask before speaking, highlighting how this production has integrated covid-19 safety measures into the blocking and costuming of this live-filmed performance.

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"Shakespeare and the weight of this sad time:" Antoni Cimolino at McGill

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Nov 12, 2020 in Fringe Projects

In this 2020 Shakespeare lecture presented to McGill University’s Friends of the Library in partnership with the Festival, Cimolino argues that performing and responding to Shakespeare strengthens our existential resilience and empathy in the face of pandemic, climate-change, and political uncertainties.

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Ricardo II: Bilingual Shakespeare

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Nov 05, 2020 in Fringe Projects

As theatres continue to adapt their productions to continuing global pandemic measures, theatre companies like Merced Shakespearefest are transforming some productions into film. Enter Ricardo II: A Bilingual Adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard II, a production originally intended for the stage, which has begun airing in weekly episodes on Merced Shakespearefest's Youtube channel.

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Director Interviews: Dunay Yespaev Amandykovich

Director Interviews: Dunay Yespaev Amandykovich
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Oct 30, 2020 in Project News

In the second of our interviews with Cymbeline in the Anthropocene's collaborating directors, we spoke to Dunay Yespaev Amandykovich of the Stanislavsky Theatre in Karaganda, Kazakhstan. Read below for a glimpse of how theatres in Kazakhstan are adapting to Covid-19 conditions, and keep an eye on this blog for more directors' interviews soon!

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Theatre in Practice: Project Collaborators