by William Shakespeare
“This above all: to thine own self be true.”
Touring November 3 – 14, 2014
Book before September 15th and save $50 on your booking.
To book please contact Ayla Stephen at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.710.7384
One of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies finds Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, mourning his father’s death and his mothers swift remarriage to his Uncle Claudius. When the ghost of Hamlet’s father appears to him and tells him that Claudius poisoned him, Hamlet swears revenge, and sets in motion a story of indecision, revenge and murder.
Length of Performance: Each performance runs approximately 50 minutes and includes a 5-10 minute question and answer period after the show.
Performance Fees: Cost per performance is $500.00. Additional same day performances may be added at a discounted rate. Please contact us if the performance fee is prohibitive for your school/organization and we will be happy to discuss other available options.
Audience Size: There is a maximum audience size of 300 people per performance.
OUR OUTREACH PROGRAM
Calgary’s only classical theatre company brings Shakespeare to life for students and educators throughout Calgary and surrounding area. Since 2011 we have shared high energy, 45 minute adaptations of the Bard’s plays. These condensed plays are typically performed by 3 – 4 emerging professional actors. Our performances have been seen by over 20,000 of Alberta`s youth in all the education sectors.
This program gives our theatre company the opportunity to share our passion for Shakespeare’s work and challenge, inspire, and intrigue young minds in Alberta.
HOW SHAKESPEARE BENEFITS YOUTH
We know that many people are introduced to Shakespeare in high school, but are often intimidated by the language, structure, and themes. We believe Shakespeare offers something more than a challenge.
His plays unlock creative thinking in the minds of our youth and teach them to evaluate the world around them with a critical eye. Shakespeare never offers up a defined answer. Rather, he poses endless questions. How can we make a difference? What do we want our society to look like? What kinds of relationships and behaviours are productive? What kinds are damaging?
The richness of Shakespeare’s language and characters offers us a key to engaging with the world with passion, imagination and creativity. We believe Shakespeare has to be seen live to truly see how connected his works are to our contemporary lives.
BRING SHAKESPEARE TO LIFE
If you are interested in having a performance at your school or business, please contact us at email@example.com.