Shaw & Shakespeare
April 25, 2011
The Dark Lady of the Sonnets (1910): Shaw creates a scenario where we actually see the young Shakespeare planning a rendezvous with the legendary ‘Dark Lady’ who so inspired him, and finds himself face to face with none other than Queen Elizabeth I.
Shakes vs. Shav (1949): Shaw pits himself against Shakespeare by pulling out the big guns: the two men conjure up some of their most famous of creations to do battle against each other.
Cymbeline Refinished (1937): Shaw decides to re-write the final scene of one of Shakespeare’s most confusing of plays. In this version, all characters will be played with virtuosic transformation by two actors!
All written by George Bernard Shaw.
Cast for THE DARK LADY OF THE SONNETS:
Shakespeare – Mr. Arnie Burton
Queen Elizabeth – Ms. Carole Shelley
Mary Fitton (The Dark Lady) – Ms. Emily Young
The Warder – Mr. Robert Stanton
Narrator – Mr. David Cote
Cast for SHAKES VS. SHAV:
Shakespeare – Mr. Robert Stanton
Shavius – Mr. Arnie Burton
Macbeth – Ms. Carole Shelley
Rob Roy – Mr. David Cote
Captain Shotover – Mr. David Cote
Ellie Dunn – Ms. Carole Shelley
Narrator – Ms. Carole Shelley
Cast for CYMBELINE REFINISHED:
A – Mr. Robert Stanton
B – Mr. Arnie Burton
Narrator – Ms. Emily Young
Produced and directed by Mr. David Staller