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Shakespeare's Globe Company [30 Nov 2005|07:40pm]

I know it's not "Twelfth Night", but both Mark and Liam were in the play, so I thought I'd share. (Liam played Orsino at the Globe and Mark Olivia).

Here are a few titbits of "Measure for Measure":

It's mostly Mark Rylance, but there's about two seconds of one of Liam's speeches (he plays Angelo, Mark plays the Duke). The Globe company's currently touring the US with "Measure" - if you're interested, do go, it's well worth seeing. It's an all male cast this time around even, so it's a double treat ;D.
Duke Orsino + Viola = <3

2005 Season! [16 May 2005|02:14pm]
The 2005 season has been announced!

Yay for Mark Rylance as Prospero! However, what's to become of our favorites from Twelfth Night (Liam Brennan/Michael Brown/Rhys Meredith)? Is the rest of the company taking a year off? Any ideas?
Duke Orsino + Viola = <3

Hullo! o/` [15 Mar 2005|08:15pm]

While my SN and icons give me away to be a Hamlet geek, I do in fact possess a RAGING LOVE for Twelfth Night, and it rages so much I have to write in all-caps or I will explode.

Actually, truth be told, it was the first play I ever studied, Shakespeare or otherwise. And it's always been my favorite.

So I am delighted to see a community (if small) of likeminded people out here. :D
1 * Duke Orsino + Viola = <3

[03 Jan 2005|01:53am]

[ mood | anxious ]

My High School is about to start rehersals for 12th Night. We've already had auditions and I recieved the part of Fabian, which I believe is a male part so it must be changed a bit to make it a female part. I would love it if anyone could give me some advice, any advice actually as this is my first Sheakespearen play. Thank you.

2 * Duke Orsino + Viola = <3

[25 Sep 2004|08:42am]

I wanted to let everyone here know that there's new community that's just started up: thegreatglobe. Thus far, it's featured lots of fangirling Mark Rylance, Liam Brennan, and general Globe talk. Anyone here should come check it out! :)
Duke Orsino + Viola = <3

website update [24 Sep 2004|07:00pm]

Updated my website:

REV: Romeo & Juliet @ Shakespeare's Globe

Additionally, I now have a new layout, which I'm excessively proud of ;D
Duke Orsino + Viola = <3

GlobeManiacs Review Centre [27 Aug 2004|06:39pm]

[ mood | accomplished ]

Introducing: "GlobeManiacs Review Centre"

My newest venture into website design ;D. I had the idea a few weeks ago in London (for the name) and coming back put the site together. It contains solely reviews for Shakespeare and performances at Shakespeare's Globe.

As of now, for this year I only have a "Measure for Measure" review up, but I will try to post the "R+J" one asap. "Much Ado" will take a bit, though I *loved* the production -- just goes to show that I have tons of notes and no real time or energy to produce something nicely written ;D.

If any of you have a review that they'd like to include (or link to), please mail me -- email addy available on website -- and I'll get back to you. Here's the url, best & enjoy:


Duke Orsino + Viola = <3

hurrah! [22 Jul 2004|09:57am]

[ mood | excited ]

I just found this community and I'm so excited. :) I was an exchange student in London this past fall and got to see Twelfth Night there twice before the company took it to the States. I can honestly say that I've never enjoyed any theatrical experience quite so much as I did that production- perfect in every way. :)

As a little bit about myself, I'm about to begin my last year of undergraduate education at a tiny liberal arts college in Pennsylvania. I'm an English major and will probably be writing my thesis this year on one of several topics relating to the history plays. :) I'm a great big theatre dork in general who spent all her money on plays rather than decent food while I was in London- and I have no regrets! My fingers are triply crossed, hoping that the negotiations are finalized soon for the Globe's Richard II to tour the States as I managed to miss seeing it while I had the chance. *smacks head*

Thanks for making this community- I'm always happy to find other people who were as moved by this production as I was!

P.S. Am I the only one on whose computer this layout has gone berserk? And by berserk I mean that none of the text is visible until highlighted, so it looks like a couple of floating icons and smileys in white space...

1 * Duke Orsino + Viola = <3

Hello! [17 Feb 2004|06:25pm]

[ mood | dorky ]

Hello everyone! I am a fan of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, and upon browsing my "Interests" list, I was very happy to find a comunity dedicated to that particular play.

In case you'd like a little background information on me, I'm a girl from Canada, and I first discovered this particular play when I went with a friend in the summer of 2002 or so to see an outdoor play, it was Twelfth Night. I found it hilarious. Upon entering school that year, the play we were going to be studying (background information here, all of the grades study a play from Shakespeare, although the play studied differs depending on course level) was Twelfth Night. I hadn't actually read the play before then, although I recognized it. (Trust me, when you can see actors acting it out, it just seems to be more amusing. Or that could be just me, whatever).

So, I just wanted to say hello and I hope I can make some new friends here who also like Shakespeare. :)
- Callisto-chan

1 * Duke Orsino + Viola = <3

Twelfth Night USA Tour [25 Aug 2003|10:52am]

The critically acclaimed Globe Production of "Twelfth Night" from last year will be touring the USA this autumn -- lucky you over there! ;D

Here are the dates, do check out http://www.shakespeares-globe.org as well. The cast will be much the same as it was last year (Liam Brennan as Orsino, Mark Rylance as Olivia, Rhys Meredith as Sebastian and last, but never least, Michael Brown as Viola; Maria will be played by someone else though I don't know who yet). The tour will be from October to December, with performances at the Globe from 2-12 October before the guys leave.

Don't miss it, it'd be a shame ;D. For the listing, click here:Collapse )

Also, BBC4 will broadcast "Richard II" from Shakespeare's Globe on September 7; starring Liam Brennan as Bolingbroke, Mark Rylance as Richard II and Michael Brown as Queen Isabel. If you can, do see it, and if you tape it, PLEASE let me know as I don't get BBC4 and would dearly love to get my hands on this!

6 * Duke Orsino + Viola = <3

Twelfth Night: The Return [13 Aug 2003|07:04pm]

[ mood | happy ]

Hello All,
While this is something by way of an advert I suspect you may just forgive me for posting it.

In October this year Twelfth Night is returning to Shakespeare's Globe for a special two week season featuring almost all of the previous cast. Tickets went on sale on Monday from the Globe box office but I must admit that I'm not certain if that is for the general public or just Friends of the Globe. If I get further information I'll be happy to post it here.

Duke Orsino + Viola = <3

hi [18 Jul 2003|05:33pm]

I was surfing the web just now, looking up reviews (and images) of "Twelfth Night" (the Globe Production 2002) and found this community. Thought I'd share my review of this production.

Just click on "Twelfth Night".
Duke Orsino + Viola = <3

Anyone in the greater Philadelphia area interested in doing "Twelfth Night" or "Macbeth" this summer? [14 Apr 2003|12:19am]

[ mood | artistic ]

A former "Sir Andrew Aguecheek" here (Cumberland Players, Vineland, NJ, January 2000)...just thought you may want to know:

Auditions for Twelfth Night/Macbeth

Needed: 17+ men and women

Dates for auditions are May 1st at 7:30 PM and May 3rd at 1:00 PM with callbacks (if needed) on the 11th at 1:00 PM. OR interested individuals may audition at any of our open calls to be considered - our next is April 26 - call for appointment. Preparations include two monologues for the open calls - or for the actual auditions - be prepared to read from the script and have something prepared (but not nec. memorized) to read/perform. If auditioning for Feste (the fool), be prepared to sing and/or play instruments (or at least have knowledge of certain instruments). All performers need to be prepared and dressed to move if called back. Please bring headshot/resume (snapshot will do) and any conflicts you might foresee between May 19 and August 30. Conflicts will not strike you from the cast (we are casting understudies for such events). We are looking for Men and Women ages 14 and up for both shows.

Production dates for Twelfth Night - June 25 through August 9
Production dates for Macbeth - July 16 through August 16
These productions will run in repertory Wednesdays through Sundays through July and August (and Late June). We will be casting understudies for substitutions during this extended run. Please note - there is a possibility for these productions to tour the Tri-state area (DE, PA, NJ) and also Maryland.

Twelfth Night is a raunchy, yet bittersweet comedy by William Shakespeare. The director (Brett Fauver) has chosen a stylized version of late 16th century Spain for this production. He is also looking for musicians to play flamenco style and also in the style of the Gypsy Kings.
For more information call 856-825-3077 or email us at comments@hcrt.org

Macbeth is the Bard's classic and bloody tragedy that everyone HAD to read but never understood. The HCRT understands this, and sets the Scottish tragedy in a stylized fantastic urban setting with blood, gore, and the grittiness of the streets. While no text is changed, the play plops down neatly within such context of turf wars and gang-violence. Complete with an original, hard-hitting score, Macbeth will be sure to hit all the right notes, and please audiences with its unlocked fury. For more information, call 856-825-3077 or online at http://www.hcrt.org. Note that the ages listed are what the character should look like, and does not mean that we will not consider someone out of range if they look or can act the part. In the end, acting is more important than looks.

Cast of Characters for Twelfth Night
Duke Orsino - m - 30+
Sea Captain/Priest/Street Denizen - m/f - any age
Valentine - servant to the Duke - m/f - 20's+ (combat)
Sir Toby Belch - m - 30's+
Sir Andrew Aguecheek - m - 30's +
Sebastian - m - 20's - must resemble Viola
Antonio - a pirate - m - 20's - 30's - must be in good shape for combat
Maria - f - 30's+
Viola - f - 20's - must resemble Sebastian
Olivia - f - 30+
Feste - m/f - any age - must be able to play (or fake well) at least one musical instrument and sing.
Fabian - m/f - any age
Malvolio - m - 30's +
Lady Attending Olivia - f - any age

cast of characters for Macbeth
We have made it an ensemble piece, and there will be much double-casting of roles (and quad-casting). A lot of the thanes have been combined, and I have cut scenes for time, but not altered the text within scenes. Those familiar will notice that the third murderer is not listed - but the reason will only be given after final casting is complete. Note that the ages listed are what the character should look like, and does not mean that we will not consider someone out of range if they look or can act the part. In the end, acting is more important than looks.

Duncan/Seyton/Porter/Hecate - m/f - 20's
Malcolm - m/f - 20's
Donalbain - m/f - early twenties, late teens
Macbeth - m - 20's-30's
Banquo/Siward/Scotch Doctor - m/f - 20's-30's
Macduff/Apparition - m/f - 20's - 30's
Witch/Ross/Woman/Servant - f - any age
Witch/Lennox/Murderer/Servant - m - any age
Witch/Angus/Murderer/Servant - m/f - any age
Fleance/Y. Siward/Macduff, Jr./app. - m/f - late teens, but must look younger
Lady Macduff/Lady Macbeth -f - 20's - 30's
also looking for several children ages 7-14 to be Macduff children -m/f

We are also for actors within the two casts to help create abridged versions of Shakespeare as curtain raisers (or after-show fun). The shows we are also looking to eviscerate into 10 to 15 minute versions include (but will not be decided upon until late May) - The Winters Tale, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Titus Andronicus, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Twelfth Night. This is a work-in-progress, and is just in the planning stages - however, the producers have the right to pull the plug on these projects at any time.

1 * Duke Orsino + Viola = <3

[18 Mar 2003|06:26pm]

[ mood | accomplished ]

Welcome everyone! I'm so proud to be officially done with all that needs to be done for setting up the community! By the way, hi. I'm Rachel, the community's maintainer. I'm so glad you chose to enrich yourself with Shakespeare's finest plays or learn about them by joining this community. We're glad to have you here and hope you are equally as pleased to be here. However, before you join, make sure you take a good long look at our

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Welcome everyone! I'm so proud to be officially done with all that needs to be done for setting up the community! By the way, hi. I'm Rachel, the community's maintainer. I'm so glad you chose to enrich yourself with Shakespeare's finest plays or learn about them by joining this community. We're glad to have you here and hope you are equally as pleased to be here. However, before you join, make sure you take a good long look at our <a href:"http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?=user=twelfth_night">rules</a>. I don't ant to have to warn someone of breaking them and have them say to me "I didn't see any rules. This is unfair! Blah blah bladdity blah!" Okay? Great.

All formalities aside, I though I'd share with you the info about this layout for the community. I made it, so please, compliment me, lol. All photos used are from postcards I bought in the gift shop, or are snap shots of when I saw Twelfth Night performed live at the Glove Theatre in England. So let me tell you who's who, just in case you can't guess. :D

At the top, almost kissing: Duke Orsino of Illyria and Viola/Cesario in Act II Scene IV; Liam Brennan as Orsino, Michael Brown as Viola/Cesario

Underneath, in all black and a veil: Olivia (scene and act undetermined); Mark Rylance as Olivia

Beside Olivia, also in black: Malvolio in Act II Scene V; Timothy Walker as Malvolio

And at the bottom: Maria in Act II Scene III; Paul Chahidi as Maria

So I hope you enjoy this community and like it's layout. I look forward to enjoying and discussing Shakespeare's works with you!
Duke Orsino + Viola = <3

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