Galatea Production Announced!
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by Callan Davies
1y ago
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Galatea 101: Performing John Lyly in the 21st Century
Before Shakespeare | The Beginnings of London Commercial Theatre, 1565-1595
by beforeshakespeare
3y ago
Galatea enjoyed some more research and development training with actors in August 2021, as it heads towards a production in collaboration with Wildworks, when director Emma Frankland gathered theatremakers at the 101 Outdoor Creation Space (thanks to their seed funding). This post brings together a series of A Bit Lit videos with performers to discuss why this production is important, what it aims to do, and what work is involved in making classical theatre inclusive, accessible, and timely. It forms part of a range of content (to be found here) following Frankland’s work on Galatea over the p ..read more
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Galatea 101 #8: Emma Frankland and Subira Wahogo
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by beforeshakespeare
3y ago
Emma Frankland and Subira Wahogo look back on our two-week residency ..read more
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Galatea 101 #7: Michelle Tiwo and Mary Malone on Galatea’s two queer, trans lovers
Before Shakespeare | The Beginnings of London Commercial Theatre, 1565-1595
by beforeshakespeare
3y ago
Michelle Tiwo and Mary Malone tell us about performing the two queer, trans lovers at the heart of John Lyly’s Galatea, and working with this company that aims to centre performers and lives so often excluded from theatre ..read more
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Galatea 101 #6: Ralph Bogard and Sophie Stone on Cupid and the nymphs
Before Shakespeare | The Beginnings of London Commercial Theatre, 1565-1595
by beforeshakespeare
3y ago
The actors Ralph Bogard and Sophie Stone tell us about working through British Sign Language to explore the characters of Cupid, Rafe and the nymphs in Galatea ..read more
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Galatea 101 #5: Myriddin Pharo on Lyly and outdoor theatre design
Before Shakespeare | The Beginnings of London Commercial Theatre, 1565-1595
by beforeshakespeare
3y ago
Myriddin Pharo, artistic director of WildWorks and our company designer, tells us about his work on John Lyly’s Galatea ..read more
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Galatea 101 #4: music and dance
Before Shakespeare | The Beginnings of London Commercial Theatre, 1565-1595
by beforeshakespeare
3y ago
Aneesa Chaudhry and Mary Woodvine tell us about the music, dance and movement for this production, exploring ways for our deaf performers and British Sign Language to take the lead in its choreography ..read more
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Galatea 101 #3
Before Shakespeare | The Beginnings of London Commercial Theatre, 1565-1595
by beforeshakespeare
3y ago
Bea Webster talks about the process of turning sixteenth-century English into British Sign Language and the creation of appropriate signs, the importance of a diverse rehearsal room, and what it’s like playing a character about to be sacrificed… Part of the Galatea residency at 101 Outdoor Creation Space ..read more
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Galatea 101 #2
Before Shakespeare | The Beginnings of London Commercial Theatre, 1565-1595
by beforeshakespeare
3y ago
Nadia Nadarajah and Brian Duffy tell us about their experiences working on the play Galatea, including translations into British Sign Language, exploring the character of the goddess Diana, and using physical communication and visual vernacular. The work forms part of Emma Frankland’s production and comes out of a residency at 101 Outdoor Creation Space in 2021 ..read more
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Galatea
Before Shakespeare | The Beginnings of London Commercial Theatre, 1565-1595
by beforeshakespeare
3y ago
This week and next, Galatea is back on its feet once more! Now heading towards a production in collaboration with Wildworks, director and theatremaker Emma Frankland has gathered theatremakers at the 101 Outdoor Creation Space (made possible thanks to their seed funding). In this A Bit Lit feature video, the first of a series of content coming out of the week working on the play, Emma and Andy Kesson tell us why John Lyly’s 1584 play is relevant today; give some background to the forthcoming production; explain what we’re doing over the next fortnight at the site of Greenham Common and why; an ..read more
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