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SHAKESPEARIAN GIVEWAY: BARD ON THE BEACH

Bard on the Beach is back for 2019 with one rarely performed play and one classic comedy.

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF KING JOHN and COMEDY OF ERRORS will play at various locations in Sydney and beyond.  Most of Bard on the Beach’s venues are unticketed and payment is by donation at the end (ex Orange and Watsons Bay).

Ahhh. Summer and Shakespeare does it get any better? Continue reading SHAKESPEARIAN GIVEWAY: BARD ON THE BEACH

A DOLLS HOUSE @ THE BONDI PAVILION

Bard On The Beach is very are proud of this production and stake the claim that the Company is presenting classical theatre the way it is meant to be: raw, traditional, honest and entertaining. Check it out for yourself and see if they have got it. There will be plenty of students coming through as this Ibsen classic is on this year’s HSC syllabus.

Bard on the Beach‘s [Facebook] production of A DOLLS HOUSE will play at the Bondi Pavilion Theatre, June 19th to June 23rd at the Bondi Pavilion Theatre.

BARD ON THE BEACH PRESENTS THE MERCHANT OF VENICE @ THE GREEK THEATRE MARRICKVILLE

 

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In THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Antonio, a Venetian merchant, has a friend Bassanio, who is desperately in need of money to court Portia, a wealthy heiress who lives in the city of Belmont. Bassanio asks Antonio for a loan in order to travel in style to Portia’s estate. Antonio agrees, but is unable to make the loan himself because his own money is all invested in a number of trade ships that are still at sea. Antonio suggests that Bassanio secure the loan from one of the city’s moneylenders and name Antonio as the loan’s guarantor.

So, in Venice, Antonio and Bassanio approach Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, for a loan. Shylock nurses a long-standing grudge against Antonio, who has made a habit of berating him and other Jews for their usury, which is the practice of loaning money at exorbitant rates of interest, and who undermines their business by offering interest-free loans. Although Antonio refuses to apologize for his behaviour, Shylock acts agreeably and offers to lend Bassanio three thousand ducats with no interest. Shylock adds, however, that should the loan go unpaid, he will be entitled to a pound of Antonio’s own flesh. Despite Bassanio’s warnings, Antonio agrees. Continue reading BARD ON THE BEACH PRESENTS THE MERCHANT OF VENICE @ THE GREEK THEATRE MARRICKVILLE

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE @ GREEK THEATRE MARRICKVILLE

“All that glisters is not gold.”

Following the Company’s compelling production of Hamlet in April this year, Bard on the Beach returns to The Greek Theatre in Marrickville this month with its presentation of The Merchant of Venice.

Supported by the directorial guidance of Patricia Rowling, Artistic Director of Bard on the Beach, this Shakespeare play explores prejudice, human relationships and social boundaries in 16th Century Venice. Continue reading THE MERCHANT OF VENICE @ GREEK THEATRE MARRICKVILLE

BARD ON THE BEACH PRESENTS HAMLET AND ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN @ BALMORAL BEACH

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There is a long tradition in Sydney of outdoor productions of the Bard’s plays. For many years the late David MacSwann presented very accomplished summer seasons of Shakespeare at Balmoral Beach. Theatregoers would take a picnic and some nice beverages, spread themselves out on blankets and enjoy seeing the Bard’s plays being performed under and around the Rotunda at Balmoral.

This year the exciting theatre company Bard On The Beach has taken over David MacSwann’s mantle and commenced a series of open air productions at Balmoral Beach with the support of Mosman Council. Continue reading BARD ON THE BEACH PRESENTS HAMLET AND ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN @ BALMORAL BEACH

The Tempest @ Balmoral

A perfect Sydney summer's evening- Shakespeare being performed around the Rotunda at Balmoral Beach
A perfect Sydney summer’s evening- Shakespeare being performed around the Rotunda at Balmoral Beach

The setting sun over Balmoral Beach on a warm summer’s evening provided the perfect backdrop for a highly enjoyable night’s entertainment of Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST presented by Bard on the Beach.

For 25 years Shakespeare by the Sea was a benchmark for outdoor Shakespeare in Sydney. Founded and curated by David MacSwan, the Company performed some twenty Shakespeare plays at the beach with its closing season in 2011 after MacSwan’s sudden death from a pulmonary embolism  early on in the final summer

Bard on the Beach is a new Shakespeare company created by former actors of Shakespeare by the Sea to fill the gap left by MacSwan’s wonderful pioneering work. Continue reading The Tempest @ Balmoral