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13–14 September 2024

When Shakespeare explores violence it is often epic and cruel, but never gratuitous. Whether it’s Brutus considering a justification for murder in Julius Caesar, or Volumnia relishing the bravery and brutality of her warrior son in Coriolanus, Shakespeare asks questions about our relationship with violence. But he also uses the word to describe the limits of emotion, and the rashness provoked by love and hate. Join Artistic Director Peter Evans and a crack team of actors as they jump from scene to scene and play to play, exploring the poetry of violence with relish and delight. From Macbeth to Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet to Richard III, Peter will share insights into Shakespeare’s concerns and preoccupations and the inner workings of the plays. In A Nutshell enthralled audiences in 2022 and Bell Shakespeare are excited to return with a second instalment in 2024. Whether you are new to Shakespeare, or an aficionado, you will be entertained, enriched, and inspired by this production. “Evans is a genial guide… eager to share his passion for his subject.” Sydney Morning Herald “Peter Evans’ depth of knowledge and insight into the breadth of Shakespeare’s works made for a captivating experience.” – Audience Member

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13–14 September 2024

When Shakespeare explores violence it is often epic and cruel, but never gratuitous. Whether it’s Brutus considering a justification for murder in Julius Caesar, or Volumnia relishing the bravery and brutality of her warrior son in Coriolanus, Shakespeare asks questions about our relationship with violence. But he also uses the word to describe the limits of emotion, and the rashness provoked by love and hate.

Join Artistic Director Peter Evans and a crack team of actors as they jump from scene to scene and play to play, exploring the poetry of violence with relish and delight.

From Macbeth to Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet to Richard III, Peter will share insights into Shakespeare’s concerns and preoccupations and the inner workings of the plays.

In A Nutshell enthralled audiences in 2022 and Bell Shakespeare are excited to return with a second instalment in 2024. Whether you are new to Shakespeare, or an aficionado, you will be entertained, enriched, and inspired by this production.

“Evans is a genial guide… eager to share his passion for his subject.” Sydney Morning Herald

“Peter Evans’ depth of knowledge and insight into the breadth of Shakespeare’s works made for a captivating experience.” – Audience Member

Dates & Times

Friday 13 September 2024, 7pm

Saturday 14 September 2024, 7pm

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Bell Shakespeare

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 90 minutes, no interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance may contain strobe lighting and haze effects.

AGE SUITABILITY:
This performance is suitable for audiences aged 15+.

LATECOMERS:
For most performances, latecomers cannot be admitted until a break in the performance. Please allow plenty of time to cover traffic and parking delays.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
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