It's been a Bard day’s night…

Posted by mjs76 at Jun 19, 2012 12:24 PM |
…And they’ve been working like a dog: Shakespeare Marathon, day two

As these photos show, the LUTheatre students continued performing outside the Library all last night, long after everywhere on campus was locked up and everyone sensible had gone to bed. The good thing about historicals like Richard III in this situation is that if you die on-stage you get to lie down…

By breakfast time the troupe were on Edward III, which was followed by The Two Gentlemen of Verona and they are currently halfway through A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Coming up next is Romeo and Juliet, featuring some of the cast from the more traditional LUTheatre production of this a few months ago, then a few more sonnets and Richard II. After which there is an extremely rare chance to watch the actors perform the three pages of Sir Thomas Moore that are ascribed to Shakespeare.

In the evening there’s King John, which doesn’t get many outings, and The Merchant of Venice, with Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 seeing us through another cold (but hopefully dry) night.

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Remember that you can show your support for this epic undertaking by donating to our Cardiovascular Research Centre Appeal, either online or by dropping a few coins into the buckets in the performance area. And you can follow the Bardathon's progress on Twitter: @LU_Theatre or #ShakespeareMarathon.

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