Shakespeare: The Sonnets Out Loud

Shakespeare: The Sonnets Out Loud
A Street Contemporary Drama Presentation

Date: 30 April, 2016
Time: 7:00pm (Duration 225 minutes, including interval)
Venue: The Street Theatre, Canberra ACT
Cost: Full: $35; Concession: $30; Group 4+: $25
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A rare opportunity to enjoy a complete reading of every one of Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets, to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Are you a diehard Sonnet 18 or Sonnet 130 populist, or do you prefer the “procreation” sonnets, perhaps the “avoidance” sonnets, the dark lady sequence, or the ‘Will’ poems?

Shakespeare took the sonnet and transformed it into a fluent and flexible form that could turn itself to any subject. The Sonnets have invited imitation, homage, critique, parody and pastiche over the last four hundred years and continue to be infinitely quotable popping up everywhere – in film, song, stories, and life!

So put up your sonnet radar, and get ready to seize the day. Enjoy these famous works and words read by renowned Shakespearean actor William Zappa and outstanding vocalist actor Tobias Cole, with live accompaniment, in an absorbing evening directed by Dianna Nixon.

So which 14 lines would you choose?