The Shakespeare Company

General Auditions 2019

General Auditions     The Shakespeare Company (Calgary, AB) will be holding general auditions for local actors in Calgary, AB on Monday, April 8th, 2019. Present at the auditions will be Artistic Producer, Haysam Kadri and a director for our 2019/20 season.   We encourage submissions from artists of all...

An Interview with Julie Orton on King Lear

Julie Orton, playing both Cordelia and Fool in The Shakespeare Company's upcoming King Lear, very generously agreed to answer our questions, in the midst of rehearsals.   TSC: You're into your second week of rehearsals with Seana McKenna, and you're playing both Lear's youngest daughter Cordelia and...

Artistic Directors Note on Julius Caesar

We are sharing our Artistic Director's note from the Julius Caesar program. A great way to start off the season!     Shakespearean drama often dealt with the eternal conflict between fate and free will. Through his characters, Shakespeare addressed the universal human conflict between submitting to fate and exercising...

Notice of AGM 2017

June 5, 2017   Notice of Annual General Meeting     The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2017 Annual General Meeting for the Shakespeare Company Theatre-in-the-Round Guild. All members and interested parties are welcome to attend. DATE: MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017 TIME: 6:00 p.m. LOCATION: McTavish Room one18empire Marriott Hotel 820 Centre Street...

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The Macbeth Curse: A History

Macbeth is known for being more than just a Shakespearean play. It has a bizarre and dangerous past that haunts it since its premiere back in the 1600's. Let's take a look at that history.   The First Performance All we have is legend concerning the first performance,...

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The Mysteries of Macbeth

One has to admit, Macbeth has it all: Witchcraft, dying monarchs, ghosts that just don't quit and murderous blue bloods, truly a gamut of goodies. However, these wonderful surface theatrics serve only as vehicles to the true story of the play itself.   Let's delve into four very...

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Emerging Artist: Jacob Lesiuk

This past month, we had the pleasure of seeing Jacob Lesiuk take on the role of D'Artagnan in The Three Musketeers. What many may not have known is that Jacob is one of our Emerging Artists, an actor who has come far and fast into...