Shakespeare´s Will

Twice as Good Productions at the Fringe Fest 2010 Staff

Written by Staff Published on 05.05.2010 18:09:50 (updated on 05.05.2010) Reading time: 2 minutes

Twice as Good Productions presents:   

As part of the Fringe Festival Praha

May 28th to June 5th, 2010
“Shakespeare´s Will”
by Vern Thiessen

“Sampson fleshes out her character with a commitment rarely seen…her  
portrayal is strong, humble and moving.”  **** TimeOut Magazine HK  

“Strongly poetic…meticulously crafted, exquisitely nuanced….”
-Edmonton Sun (Canada)  
Cast: Suzy Sampson  
A play that gives voice to one of the most silent characters in history: Anne Hathaway,  the wife of William Shakespeare. By looking through the eyes and heart of the woman who spent a lifetime with, and without, the great writer – this work is the celebration of a life unbowed by tragedy and unapologetic in the face of public scorn. An intimate and imaginative portrayal of the unsung hero in Shakespeare’s life, who, despite abandonment, struggles to keep faith in her husband and the vows they made whilst he becomes the world´s greatest poet.   
Vern Thiessen  received The Governor  General´s Literary Award, Canada´s highest honour for playwriting,  in 2003. His plays including Einstein´s Gift; and The Resurrection Of John Frum have been performed across Canada, the US and Europe.  
Suzy Sampson, originally from New Zealand, trained at the London Academy of Performing Arts and RADA.  Her theatre credits include:  in Hong Kong; Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), “Arcadia” (Lady Croom) by Tom Stoppard,“Old Times” by Harold Pinter, “The Goat or Who Is Sylvia” by Edward Albee, “As You Like It” (Jacques) – In Singapore; “Peter Pan” (Mrs Darling /Fairy Queen) and  in London; “The Country” (Corinne) by Martin Crimp, “Habeas Corpus” (Mrs Swabb) by Alan Bennett, ”A Midsummer Nights Dream” (Titania), “The Cherry Orchard” (Ranyevskaia).
Twice as Good Productions has co-produced highly acclaimed productions of “Old Times” and “Shakespeare´s Willl” in Hong Kong, Monty Python’s “Spamalot” in Australia and the Southern Amp Music Festival in New Zealand.
DATES:  May 28th to June 5th , 2010 at 5:00pm  
PLACE:Divadlo  Certovka
Nosticova 2a, Mala Strana, Praha 1
TICKETS FROM: Ticketstream

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