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Reflections on Imogen in the Wild: Part 1

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Nov 25, 2021 in Project News

This is the first of a two-part blog review on Shakespeare in Yosemite's recently released film adaptation, Imogen in the Wild. In this first installment, Cymbeline in the Anthropocene Project Leader Randall Martin considers the film’s adapted plots and characters.

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Performance Announcement: Imogen in the Wild

Performance Announcement: Imogen in the Wild
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Nov 18, 2021 in Project News

The eagerly awaited debut of Shakespeare in Yosemite’s feature film, Imogen in the Wild, takes place this Saturday, 20 November, at 16.00 Pacific Time/19.00 Eastern/01.00 GMT (21 November).

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Teaching Eco-Shakespeare: Elizabeth Peterson

Teaching Eco-Shakespeare: Elizabeth Peterson
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Nov 11, 2021 in Articles of Interest

Today's blog presents the work of guest writer Elizabeth Peterson, a US-based playwright and educator. Peterson recently completed a Masters in Shakespeare & Education at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, during which she developed the educational worksheets on Shakespeare and environmental issues that she discusses here. Join us in thanking Elizabeth for sharing her brilliant pedagogical work!

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Montana Shakespeare in the Parks: Robert Hunter Bry as Posthumus

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks: Robert Hunter Bry as Posthumus
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Nov 08, 2021 in Project News

Our interviews with the cast of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks' Cymbeline concludes with Robert Hunter Bry, who played the touring production’s Posthumus. Read on for Robert’s perspectives on Posthumus’ relationships to power, masculinity, and his adoptive family, and about the performance locations Robert found truly unforgettable. 

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Shakespeare in Yosemite: Scott Gediman

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Oct 27, 2021 in Project News

While filming Imogen in the Wild, Shakespeare in Yosemite’s research assistant Monica Perales interviewed the cast and crew about their experience adapting Cymbeline. This final interview presents Monica in conversation with Scott Gediman of Yosemite National Park’s Public Affairs Office. 

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Montana Shakespeare in the Parks: Interview with Riley O’Toole playing Cloten

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks: Interview with Riley O’Toole playing Cloten
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Oct 21, 2021 in Project News

Continuing our series of interviews with actors in this summer's Montana Shakespeare in the Parks' Cymbeline, we talked to Riley O'Toole, who played Cloten and Dr Cornelius. Riley discusses Cloten's absent birth-father, negotiating wildfire smoke, 100F heat, thunderstorms, uninvited children invading the stage, and more. He explains how negotiating emerging Anthropocene instability in Montana shapes a theatrically dynamic "practice of presences."   

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Montana Shakespeare in the Parks: Brandon Burditt as Cymbeline  

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks: Brandon Burditt as Cymbeline  
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Oct 15, 2021 in Project News

Continuing our series of interviews with actors in this summer's Montana Shakespeare in the Parks' Cymbeline, we talked to Brandon Burditt, who played Cymbeline.

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Shakespeare in Yosemite: musician Rena Johnson

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Oct 12, 2021 in Project News

While filming Imogen in the Wild, Shakespeare in Yosemite’s research assistant Monica Perales interviewed the cast and crew about their experience adapting Cymbeline. This eleventh interview presents Monica in conversation with Rena Johnson, singer and co-composer alongside Cathryn Flores. Read on to read Rena’s reflections on intersectionality in ecotheatre, a pivotal backyard sing-along, and nature as a character in Imogen in the Wild. 

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Educational Resources for "Imogen in the Wild": Interview with Isabella Camfield

Educational Resources for
By Cymbeline in The Anthropocene on Oct 06, 2021 in Project News

Cymbeline in the Anthropocene interviewed Isabella Camfield, a high school teacher in Los Angeles, about her co-ordination of a freely accessible website of educational resources for students and teachers to accompany the release of the Shakespeare in Yosemite feature film, Imogen in the Wild.

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Rehearsal Notes from #EcoShakespeareLab

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Oct 05, 2021 in Project News

Since September, internationally distinguished playwright and director Mónica Maffía has been running an Eco-Shakespeare Lab at El Cultural San Martin in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she is currently artist in residence. Working with several theatre artists on the text of Cymbeline, the Shakespeare Lab will act as an incubator for the Setebos company’s production as part of Cymbeline in the Anthropocene. Below is a sneak peek at Mónica’s notes from the Shakespeare Lab’s first five sessions: fragments and reflections from the workshops in progress. The text is presented in Mónica’s original Spanish, with an English translation below. 

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