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Articles by month: May 2021

"Imogen in the Wild" Previews: Part 2

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on May 11, 2021 in Project News

Over the last few weeks, the Cymbeline in the Anthropocene blog has been following the newly released video previews of Shakespeare in Yosemite’s film production, Imogen in the Wild. In the first week we reviewed the production’s original music videos, and last week’s selection featured scenes that hint at the character development of one of the play’s villains, Iachimo. This week, in our final installment (for now!), we examine two more scene previews that expose the play’s engagement with contrasting masculinities and the way they relate to the environment.

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“Imogen in the Wild” Previews: Part 1

“Imogen in the Wild” Previews: Part 1
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on May 06, 2021 in Project News

April was a month of riches for Cymbeline in the Anthropocene! Between the excitement of Rob Conkie’s Melbourne Cymbeline and the Globe 4 Globe symposium last month, Shakespeare in Yosemite released eight video previews of their production, Imogen in the Wild, on Earth Day. Last week, this blog presented the original music videos among these, and today, we feature a group of scene previews featuring Cymbeline’s wiliest villain: Iachimo.

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Reflections on Globe 4 Globe: Towards Eco-Optimal Shakespeare

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on May 04, 2021 in Cymbeline and the World

In April, Globe 4 Globe: Shakespeare and Climate Emergency became the first international symposium to address this increasingly pressing topic. Co-organized by Katie Brokaw, Paul Prescott, and the Research Department at Shakespeare’s Globe, the event brought together more than 30 theatre-makers, scholars, and sustainability experts, who presented culturally and theatrically diverse papers on eco-Shakespeare in performance, with a particular emphasis on its relationships with the deepening climate crisis. The breadth of artistic concepts and dramaturgical approaches makes it challenging to summarise the conference’s key takeaways. Nonetheless, three broad themes emerged: relations to place, sustainable practices, and environmental justice.

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