Tag Archives: to be or not to be
Laurence Olivier as Hamlet in the 1946 film

John Bell on performing Hamlet

I first encountered Hamlet when I was eight, the year Olivier’s film came out. My mother took me to see it at the now-demolished Lyric cinema in Newcastle. The event had such an impact on me that I can still remember the heat of the footpath outside the cinema, the feeling of going down the […]

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Leo in TO BE. Photo (C) Guido Gonalez

Presenting TO BE….

10 actors, one day, one city, and the greatest monologue of all. TO BE is the first strand of THE VOICES PROJECT from the Australian Theatre for Young People (atyp), and is a new take on the most famous words ever written for the stage. Director: Damien Power Producer: Bec Cubitt Co-Producers: Eva DiBlasio, Eleanor […]

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Izzy, TO BE, Photo (c) Guido Gonzalez, 2011

All of Sydney is a stage

Sarah Woods is an actor and leading Shakespeare tutor. She accompanied and supported the actors on the day’s shoot for TO BE. Here she writes of her passion for Shakespeare and her experience of working with the young cast and crew of TO BE. Sarah was also acting coach throughout the shoot of BOOT and […]

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Dianne, The Voices Project. Image (Guido Gonzalez)

TO BE….the cast

Meet the cast of THE VOICES PROJECT: TO BE, premiering online this week. You can keep up to date with THE VOICES PROJECT, here. Dianne Kaye Aldé is a performing arts enthusiast. Singing in choirs since she was ten, she has trained in Musical Theatre, Classical and Bel Canto singing techniques and enjoys performing in […]

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Image from Tell It Like It Isn't, atyp's monologue showcase, Feb 2011

Caleb Lewis…On Monologues

There are few moments onstage more powerful than a good monologue. Done right it’s an act of virtuosity, a brief moment of stillness where everything else falls away save one startling single voice. Done badly it’s a twenty-minute drum solo – at best self-indulgent, at worst an interruption the audience endures waiting patiently for the […]

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MTC's Hamlet

To be …fresh or not, that is the question.

There is no play with more famous speeches and quotable quotes than Hamlet. So how to make these speeches, which are so well known they’re almost cliches, new again? In this great interview by Amanda Smith of Radio National’s Artworks, actors Ewen Leslie and Garry McDonald discuss how they bring new life to their roles […]

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