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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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Sharing Cymbeline: Act II

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Jul 17, 2020 in Project News

Act II of the Willow Globe's Sharing Cymbeline project is now live on the Shakespeare Link website! Beginning with a discussion on Act II by directors Susanna Best and Philip Bowen, the new videos include video performances of excerpts from Cymbeline by members of the community. Highlights include some familiar faces from the Act I selections, and a particularly spooky Iachimo.

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The Willow Globe: Sharing Cymbeline

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Jun 12, 2020 in Project News

From the Welsh countryside to your computer screens, our collaborators at the Willow Globe theatre are bringing more Cymbeline online. 

This coming Monday, June 15th, the Willow Globe will be hosting a Q&A session on between actor Jamie Wilkes and Welsh history expert Gavin Hooson. Click here to visit the Shakespeare Link website and register for this free event!

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Updates and Soliloquies from Montana

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on May 08, 2020 in Project News

As Covid-19 measures continue to limit the availability of theatre spaces across the globe, many theatre companies have found new ways to reach their audiences online.

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Finding the Pink Flower in the Scorched Landscape: A Discussion with Our Collaborators

Finding the Pink Flower in the Scorched Landscape: A Discussion with Our Collaborators
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Feb 19, 2020 in Project News, Articles of Interest

Cymbeline in the Anthropocene group discussion of the play's ecology on Day 2 of the Santa Barbara meeting, January 25, 2020.

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