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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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In The Weeds Podcast with Randall Martin

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Apr 29, 2021 in Fringe Projects

Cymbeline in the Anthropocene's project leader Randall Martin recently guest starred in Nicole Asquith's podcast In the Weeds, which explores human relationships with the environment through our cultivation of plants. In a month full of Cymbeline happenings, Randall takes a detour through a suspiciously English "Athenian" wood to speak about the forests of A Midsummer Night's Dream. 

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"Imogen in the Wild" Music Videos

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Apr 27, 2021 in Project News

As promised in their recent production updates, Shakespeare in Yosemite released a number of previews of their Cymbeline adaptation "Imogen in the Wild" on Earth Day. A total of eight videos now available on the Shakespeare in Yosemite Youtube channel offer a vivid look at the adaptation itself, along with its brilliant cast and settings. Today, Cymbeline in the Anthropocene explores the original music videos that underscore this production's ecological themes. 

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Reflections on Earth Day & Shakespeare's Birthday

Reflections on Earth Day & Shakespeare's Birthday
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Apr 22, 2021 in Cymbeline and the World

It is an auspicious coincidence that Earth Day and Shakespeare’s birthday fall back to back on the calendar every April. Today, we arrive at Earth Day 2021 after a tumultuous year, in which Covid-19 and its accompanying political crises have reminded us exactly how interconnected our local environments are with the rest of the globe. 

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Cymbeline in Melbourne Begins Tomorrow!

Cymbeline in Melbourne Begins Tomorrow!
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Apr 20, 2021 in Project News

Cymbeline in the Anthropocene is glad to announce that our collaborators in Melbourne, Australia, begin their performance run of Cymbeline tomorrow! Today, we celebrate this fortune by featuring rehearsal stills taken by photographer Melissa Viola. 

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"Imogen in the Wild" Release Updates

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Apr 15, 2021 in Project News

Shakespeare in Yosemite has announced an extended production timeline for their feature film adaptation of Cymbeline, titled Imogen in the Wild. While their original release date was set for April 22nd for Earth Day, the full film will now be released in September 2021, with plenty of additional material set to release gradually beginning on Earth Day. 

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Globe 4 Globe: Register Now!

Globe 4 Globe: Register Now!
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Apr 13, 2021 in Project News

Cymbeline in the Anthropocene is excited to announce that many of our collaborators will appear in this month's virtual Globe 4 Globe symposium on April 23rd and 24th. The event is co-hosted by the research department from Shakepeare's Globe in London and the University of California Merced's Katie Brokaw and Paul Prescott--the very same directors of Shakespeare in Yosemite's Imogen in the Wild. 

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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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