Welcome to the Dublin Shakespeare Society’s website in 2021 our 113th year. In this year we continue to mark works of the great man himself and we have as usual, an exciting and varied programme of events planned.

News Roundup

2021

Dublin Shakespeare Society – Zoom performance of
” A Midsummers Night Dream”

Episode 1 Wednesday 9th June 2021

NEW DATE FOR EPISODE 2   25th June 2021

Login @7:30pm

Performance @ 8:00pm

Rehearsals are now well underway with a stellar cast drawn from the ranks of Shakes membership and introducing some new faces.

Co – Directors George Carroll & Brendan O’Daly.

Last year we took on the challenge of using Zoom for our production of Shakespeare’s classic ‘As You Like it’. We were uncertain, would it work? What did we need to make it work? Could the text be adapted and still coherently tell the stories in the play? How will the audience respond to two separate episodes? 

We got answers to these questions and compliments and texted applause via chat and email from the zoom audience, in abundance. ‘High production values’, ‘an artistic triumph’ and wonderful performances, from the actors, each at their zoom location. 

So can we do it again? What can we add this time? Once again, we aim to utilise the compromise that zoom imposes and see if we can push the production and performances even further. 

The opportunity to work with talented actors and stage and technical design, has been a blessing to all involved. Our aim is to bring together again the audience that brings its openness and imagination to make community with us, all together, so that we all bear witness, that the show does, once again go on. 

 

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