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INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS

Canberra Theatre Centre presents
The Melbourne Theatre Company Production of

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall,
with music by Paddy Cunneen

Young Will Shakespeare has a bad case of writer’s block and desperately needs a muse. His new comedy, Romeo and Ethel the Pirate’s Daughter, is less than inspired and he’s running out of time to deliver his next masterpiece. That is, until he meets Viola, and a real-life Romeo and Juliet story starts to take hold. But Viola has a secret, and this damned Romeo play is turning out to be nothing like the comedy the Queen demanded.

Shakespeare in Love won seven Oscars in 1998 when Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes stole our hearts on screen. Now, Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman’s Academy Award-winning script has been transformed by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) into a side-splitting stage comedy with a stirring love story at its heart.

A perfect introduction to Shakespeare, his plays and the historical context of his time.

SUITABILITY:
Year 8–12

DATES:
Wednesday 28 August, 11am

DURATION:
180 minutes, including interval.

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Details on how to book for you school can be found here

For education resources, please contact Program Manager Karla Conway
P: (02) 6243 5700
E: karla.conway@act.gov.au

Or

Education Officer Peter Van Rijswik
P: (02) 6243 5700
E: petervan.rijswijk@act.gov.au

Credits

Originally produced on the West End by Disney Theatrical Productions & Sonia Friedman Productions, directed by Declan Donnellan, and designed by Nick Ormerod.

DIRECTOR:
Simon Phillips

SET & COSTUME DESIGNER:
Gabriela Tylesova

VOICE & DIALECT COACH:
Leith McPherson

CAST INCLUDES:
Aljin Abella
Laurence Boxhall
Adam Murphy

Canberra Theatre Centre presents a Melbourne Theatre Company production.
Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard.
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall.
Music by Paddy Cunneen.

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