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Shakespeare: The Sonnets Out Loud

30 April 2016

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Saturday 30 April, 7pm
3h 45min
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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 by Benn Sutcliffe, in an absorbing evening directed by Dianna Nixon.

So which 14 lines would you choose? 

Street One - Reserved | Duration - 225 mins, including interval.

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A Street Contemporary Drama Presentation

Saturday 30 April @ 7pm

FULL: $35
GROUP 4+: $25


Performance Length :

Part 1 : 7pm---8:30pm


Part 2 : 9pm---10:45pm 


Featuring William Zappa and  Tobias Cole                              Music  Benn Sutcliffe
Director Dianna Nixon                                                              Design Gillian Schwab                                                                                                      

Stage Manager  Ketura Budd


15 Childers St,

City West ACT 2601

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