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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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Performing Shakespeare in a Time of Ecological Crisis: A Global Roundtable

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Mar 23, 2021 in Project News

The 49th annual meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America runs between March 30-April 4. Cymbeline in the Anthropocene will take part in a panel entitled "Performing Shakespeare in a Time of Ecological Crisis: A Global Roundtable," featuring project leader Dr. Randall Martin alongside theatre experts from around the globe.

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Director Interviews: Katherine Steele Brokaw & Paul Prescott

Director Interviews: Katherine Steele Brokaw & Paul Prescott
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Mar 11, 2021 in Project News

Since we announced the performance release date for Shakespeare in Yosemite earlier this week, this felt like the perfect timing to present our interview with the directors of Imogen in the Wild: Dr. Katherine Steele Brokaw and Dr. Paul Prescott. Read on for more background behind the production, the company, and the rich cultural and ecological setting in which both have grown. 

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Performance announcement: Cymbeline in Yosemite

Performance announcement: Cymbeline in Yosemite
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Mar 09, 2021 in Project News

Cymbeline in the Anthropocene is pleased to announce our second round of Cymbeline performance: Shakespeare in Yosemite's adaptation Imogen in the Wild will be released on April 22nd, on Earth Day. Imogen in the Wild will be the second production from our collaborators this April, closely coinciding with Rob Conkie and La Trobe University Theatre's Cymbeline, which runs between April 21-24 in Melbourne, Australia.

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Welcoming a new collaborator: Western Summer Shakespeare

Welcoming a new collaborator: Western Summer Shakespeare
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Mar 04, 2021 in Project News

After announcing earlier this winter that Cymbeline in the Anthropocene would be joined by Dr. Mónica Maffía's Setebos company in Argentina, we are now delighted to announce another new collaborator: please join us in welcoming Western Summer Shakespeare of London, Ontario, Canada, who join us under the leadership of Dr. Joanna Devereux, a professor at the University of Western Ontario.

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Performance announcement: Cymbeline in Australia

Performance announcement: Cymbeline in Australia
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Feb 18, 2021 in Project News

Cymbeline in the Anthropocene is thrilled to announce the first series of performances from our collaborating theatres. The open-air, Australian Cymbeline is a co-production of La Trobe University Student Theatre & Film and director Rob Conkie, and will run in Melbourne between March 24-27th, 2021, as part of LaTrobe’s MOAT Festival.

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Soundtrack: Fidele's Burial Song

Soundtrack: Fidele's Burial Song
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Jan 28, 2021 in Project News

In Fall 2020, the English Senior Capstone course at UC Merced, led by Dr. Katherine Steele Brokaw, spent the semester researching Shakespeare and Ecology. Students read the work of several ecocritics and environmental activists, as well as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear, and Cymbeline. The students developed their own research projects, and also did collaborative research projects related to an eco-adaptation of Cymbeline, in anticipation of Shakespeare in Yosemite’s Spring 2021 production of the play.

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Anticipating things to come...

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Jan 15, 2021 in Project News

With the new year underway, many of our collaborating theatre companies have begun rehearsing Cymbeline—if perhaps under more unusual circumstances than usual. As the covid-19 crisis continues to change how theatre makers are able to share their craft, many of our Cymbeline in the Anthropocene collaborators are adapting new ways to reach their audiences.

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