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GREAT SHAKES

where there’s a will there’s a way

GREAT SHAKES

Three young people from three different eras find themselves at Shakespeare’s final resting place. Strange enough in itself but made stranger by the sudden appearance of the ghost of Shakespeare himself who asks of them a favour – to keep his legacy alive by finding new relevance in his plays.  How can these three players, from the 50s, 80s and 2023 – apply what they know to the scenarios written by the man himself over 400 years ago? Great Shakes will prove that where there’s a will there’s a way.

CREATIVE TEAM

Writers: William Shakespeare & Nelle Lee Director: Johnny Balbuziente Video & Sound Designer: Optikal Bloc

GRADES

7 – 12

CURRICULUM LINKS

Introduction to Shakespeare, Re-contextualising, Poetry, Relevance

Reference Texts: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, Romeo & Juliet + Sonnets

DRAMATIC FORMS & STYLES

Shakespeare, Multimodal Theatre, Hybridity of Form, Physical Theatre, Magical Realism, Contemporary Performance.

REFERENCE TEXT

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, Romeo & Juliet + Sonnets

50 MINS + 10 MIN Q&A

PERFORMANCE SPACE

7X7 INDOOR WITH POWER

$8.90

PER STUDENT (INC. GST)
MINIMUM PERFORMANCE FEE APPLIES

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TEACHER REVIEWS

“The kids were enthralled – It has been the topic of conversation in classes since.”  ROSEDALE STATE HIGH SCHOOL

“Fantastic! The students loved it. ST JOSEPH’S COLLEGE, BANORA POINT

TEACHERS RESOURCES

LIVE NOW

Available on this unique online portal, are professional, multi-camera recordings of all of our in-school performances, along with extensive accompanying teachers’ resources and some useful and entertaining special features. In addition, via SHAKE & STIR VIRTUAL, we will be hosting live Q&As with our performers and creatives, especially for your students. During these Q&As, students will be able to engage with our team just like they would if we were in your school!

MORE INFO

OUR 2023 SEASON

TERRORTORIAL

ROMEO & JULIET

MACBETH

HAMLET

VACANT

1984

Animal Farm

Great Shakes

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