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What's Happening

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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Other Cymbelines: YXE Shakespeare Lab

Other Cymbelines: YXE Shakespeare Lab
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Oct 22, 2020 in Other Cymbelines

In our second installment of the Other Cymbelines series features a stripped-down production of Cymbeline  by the YXE Shakespeare Lab in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, as told by project leader Skye Brandon.

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Tim Carroll on Shakespeare Link

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Oct 15, 2020 in Articles of Interest

"Every theatre performance is a kind of game," begins Tim Carroll, illustrating his vision of directing theatre in this interview on Shakespeare Link UK's website. A part of Shakespeare Link's "Sharing Shakespeare" series, Carroll's interview offers insight into how a director makes (and sometimes breaks) the game rules of every performance. 

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A Nigerian Eco-Tempest: Oguta Island

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Oct 01, 2020 in Fringe Projects

A new short film adaptation of The Tempest, now available for viewing, interrogates the human and environmental damages of colonialism. A production of Montana In-Site Theatre, the Oguta Island is written and co-directed by Nnamdi Kanaga, who also stars as Onyeka, a powerfully reimagined Caliban who has the full knowledge of African history and resistance to colonialism. 

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Sharing Cymbeline: Act III

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Sep 24, 2020 in Project News

The Willow Globe team's Sharing Cymbeline project recently presented their community's latest renditions from act III of Cymbeline. Act III is rife with deception, revenge schemes, secret identities, unwitting family reunions, and a classically cross-dressed heroine, with Innogen disguised as Fidele to escape a murder plot.

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Shakespeare in... the Montana Book Festival

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Sep 17, 2020 in Fringe Projects

As part of the Montana Book Festival this last week, our collaborators Randall Martin and Gretchen E. Minton met online to discuss the publication of Gretchen's latest monograph, Shakespeare in Montana: Big Sky Country's Love Affair with the World's Most Famous Writer. Congratulations, Gretchen!

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Evelyn O'Malley on Shakespeare Link

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Sep 10, 2020 in Project News

After a brief summer break in August, the Cymbeline in the Anthropocene blog is back this month! This week, we are sharing an interview with our Willow Globe team member Evelyn O'Malley, conducted by actor Jamie Wilkes for Shakespeare Link UK. 

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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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