Welcome to the Dublin Shakespeare Society’s website in this our 112th 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.
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The Shakes Window
Designed and created by J. Clarke and Sons, this stained glass window was salvaged from The Capitol Cinema, Prince’s Street, Dublin 1. Formerly The Scala Theatre and Opera House, the building opened in 1920 and was unfortunately demolished in 1972.The Harry Clarke studio window has been donated by the Dublin Shakespeare Society to the Teachers’ Club and installed there at the top of the first flight of stairs. Finishing touches to the surrounds are being made and the window will be available to view when the club reopens.
A series of 4 evenings of Chekhov plays is planned for the Autumn: “The Bear”, ‘The Evils of Tobacco’ and “Swan Song’ (performed as a double-bill), ‘The Proposal’ and “The Yalta Game’ (written by Brian Friel, after the short story “The Lady with the Lap-dog’. They will be pre-recorded and broadcast over four nights on Zoom.
These are short comic pieces which Chekhov calls ‘vaudevilles”. In effect they are short one-act comic gems which were instantly successful when first performed and have remained popular since.
Because recording will require actors working socially distanced indoors in small numbers, work has had to be suspended under current Covid 19 restrictions and rehearsals and recording will not now commence until after 12th October. We will let you know as soon as transmission dates can be confirmed.
Directed by Paul Maher and produced by Eileen Sheridan. The following are the cast members for the radio plays:
|The Bear:||The Evils of Tobacco||The Proposal|
|Popova – Brigid Sweeney||Nyukhin – Padraig Denihan||Chubukov – Philip Gleeson|
|Smirnov- Tim Casey||Natalya – Julianna Gonzales|
|Luka – Tom O’Brien||Lomov – Fionn Murray O’Halpin|
|Swan Song||The Yalta Game|
|Svetlovidov – Val O’Donnell||Gurov – Patrick O’Malley|
|Nikita Ivanich – Peter Prior||Anna – Marie Ryan|
Over Zoom the cast and production team of As You Like are in progress with workshops and rehearsals. It is planned to present via Zoom two episodes. Episode 1 on Thursday 19th November and Episode 2 on Thursday 3rd of December.
This Zoom project is Co-directed by George Carroll and Brendan O’Daly. Cast members are, Barry O’Connor, Benjamin Musgrave, Billy Mulligan, Brendan O’Daly, Fiona Walsh, Niall O’Kennedy, Niamh O’Brien Rhiannon, Padraig Denihan and Sonia Lavelle.
Full details available HERE
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