Timon of Athens takes the stage next week. Here’s a peek into the rehearsal hall for Shakespeare’s rare and unusual drama. See it at the Center Theatre January 9-February 4.
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Duke Ellington loved theatre and loved Shakespeare, but did you know that Ellington composed music for a production of Timon of Athens? Take a listen to his jazzy interpretation of Shakespeare’s false friendships and fortunes lost.
The character of Timon is an unusual tragic protagonist. There are shades of King Lear in the character as well as Iago from Othello. Since Timon of Athens is so seldom produced, actors tend to jump at the opportunity to play the title role. From Richard Thomas to Simon Russell Beale to Anthony Heald, some of the world’s most celebrated artists share their views on the play and the very challenging role of Timon.
Because it’s not performed all that often, chances are you’ve never seen a production of Timon of Athens. You may not have even known it is one of Shakespeare’s plays. Don’t worry. You’re in the same boat as a lot of other people. And we’re here to help give you some of the inside scoop on this rarity from Shakespeare’s canon.
Goofing it up in grand style, the cast of The Government Inspector are hard at working piling on the funny!
With great comic lines and absurd situations, it’s the play we all need now more than ever and it takes the stage Oct. 24 at the Center Theatre.
Wacky characters, quirky dialogue and extravagant physicality, The Government inspector will have you giggling and guffawing. Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation takes the jokes of Gogols original Russian farce and dials it up to 11. Not familiar with Nikolai Gogol? Neither were we, but we’re sure glad to know him now….let us introduce you.
Seattle Shakespeare Company presents Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of The Government Inspector directed by Allison Narver October 24-November 19, 2017 at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center.
The full cast of our Russian farce, The Government Inspector, has been assembled. And what a bunch clowns (and we mean that in the best way!) Director Allison Narver makes her Seattle Shakespeare Company directing debut with Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s hilarious tale of bureaucracy and buffoonery in a small Russian village.
Scheming and battling, the Julius Caesar company is hard at work in the rehearsal hall. Join them when they take the stage Sept. 13 – Oct 1.
Do you know the difference between Republic and Empire? How to tie a toga? We’ll help you get you into a Roman frame of mind for our upcoming production of Julius Caesar with a few resources and recommendations to check out before you come see the show.