Performing Restoration Shakespeare
Wednesday 12 July & Thursday 13 July 2017
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
|£15 per day | £5 per day FoSG & Students||4 hours|
Please note: this event has now passed.
Performing Restoration Shakespeare: Thomas Shadwell’s The Tempest
Wednesday 12 July, 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Thursday 13 July, 10.00am - 2.00pm
Please note: the Wednesday and Thursday workshops feature the same material. If you have booked tickets for both days, please contact Box Office:
These events offer unique opportunities for the public to engage with scholars, actors and musicians and learn more about the history of Shakespeare on stage.
When London theatres reopened in 1660, Shakespeare’s plays were performed not as found in the First Folio but in specially commissioned adaptions. Now rarely staged, Restoration versions of Shakespeare – with added music, song and scenic effects – were extremely popular with audiences.
In this open workshop, we will explore scenes from Thomas Shadwell’s operatic adaptation of The Tempest, or The Enchanted Island, the most successful ‘Shakespeare’ play in the Restoration era.
Read Dr Claude Fretz's blog on Performing Restoration Shakespeare.
This event is part of 'Performing Restoration Shakespeare', a three year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and led by Queen's University Belfast.