Our debut week has been such stuff as dreams are made on! Two well-received ‘guerilla Shakespeare’ performances, strong reviews (see list below), and much chatter and philosophising on the question of whether it is appropriate for BP, that smiling damn villain, to be sponsoring the World Shakespeare Festival and the Royal Shakespeare Company. We note … More Canst those involved with RSC and World Shakespeare Festival speak out?
http://london.indymedia.org/flash/mediaplayer.swf See this video and more at Indymedia London BP sponsorship of the World Shakespeare Festival came under fire again last night, as two singers added an unexpected musical prologue to the RSC’s performance of ‘Twelfth Night’ at Stratford-upon-Avon. They were protesting about the oil company’s failure to clean up after the Deepwater Horizon drilling … More We strike again, with ‘green and yellow melancholy’
This night, at the RSC, two bold minstrels did strut suddenly upon the stage, and sang a song most mournful before the opening of BP-sponsored Twelfth Night. Our lionhearted bards didst sing a ballad most divine: “When I hear that BP story, green and yellow melancholy, Deepwater despair…” The audience were much moved, and did … More We hath struck again!
We are most humbled to have found The Guardian website for a stage, and you, dear reader, to behold the swelling scene. Meanwhile, the LA Times hath crept onto the scene. Our cup runneth over!
Our debut performance has now been covered by these most worthy and esteemed publications: Protesters ask ‘BP or not BP?’ in Royal Shakespeare Theatre – Whatsonstage.com Protestors ask audience to rip BP logos out of their programmes – The Stage Anyone in the Central region should also look out for us on the ITV lunchtime … More Our first reviews!
Behold! A selection of photographs of last night’s stage-stealing japery are now available ‘pon this very site. Cast your eyes o’er them here.
Members of the “Reclaim Shakespeare Company” jump on stage and perform an anti-BP “guerilla Shakespeare” skit in front of theatre audience To mark Shakespeare’s birthday and the launch of the World Shakespeare Festival, a group of merry players calling themselves the “Reclaim Shakespeare Company” took unexpectedly to the stage in Stratford-upon-Avon tonight, just before a … More Protesters take to the stage at RSC over BP sponsorship
We were delighted to see this letter published in the Guardian today. Such esteemed signatories! Let the battle for the soul of the RSC commence… =============================================== Today is Shakespeare’s birthday, and marks the launch of the World Shakespeare Festival. Yet what should be an unabashed celebration of Shakespeare’s continued relevance to our world has been … More On Shakespeare’s birthday, a letter in the Guardian