SHAKESPEARE SHORTS


 A WINTERS’ TALE

and

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

 

two of Shakespeare’s best loved plays

reduced and combined into one special evening.

 

 

 PAULINA

 

The story of ‘A Winter’s Tale’ told through the words of one of its leading characters. Engaging with the audience in a staging that imagines the other characters and with a few touches of theatrical magic along the way, the play is a strong, moving and virtuoso performance that grips with its power and focus.

 

 ASHAMED TO KISS

 

The fiery story of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ with Kate and Petruchio’s wild wooing erupting in, around and about the audience who are caught up in the crazy, loud and lurid lovemaking of two feisty people caught up in an unlikely love match. It’s a colourful and laughter-filled occasion.

  

Each piece runs at around 30 minutes.
The can be performed individually or as a double bill.


PAULINA is performed by one actress.


ASHAMED TO KISS is performed by two actresses.

Both are ideally played with the audience in a circle of chairs around the acting area, but can be adapted to different situations.

Director: Luke Dixon

Costumes: Joanne Donne (Ashamed to Kiss) Ginny Yang (Paulina)


Video Animation: Ben Carroll


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