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Shakespeare’s First Acts: Pericles

Synopsis
Natalie Abrahami, Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, tells Sophie Reynolds about the first act of Pericles, which she directed for the Regents Park Open Air Theatre in 2011. Her brief was to direct a 50-minute play, with six characters and a contemporary prologue, suitable for children aged 6 upwards. Abrahami cut most of the first act from the play and she explains why. This interview is part of Theatrevoice’s new series for Olympics year 2012, looking at the beginning of each of Shakespeare’s play. Interview recorded at the V&A.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Multimedia
Recording date
4 Dec 2012
Duration
23 mins

Credits

Contributor
Natalie Abrahami; Sophie Reynolds

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Children’s Theatre

Notes

Notes
Recordings can be listened to online at the Theatrevoice archive: http://www.theatrevoice.com/the_archive.
General
Theatrevoice is a website for audio content about British theatre, and features journalists from across the UK as well as press and practitioners from across the theatre industry. It was set up in 2003 to see if theatre could be talked about in a new way: allowing critics to be more expansive than the usual space constraints of the print media allowed. In 2008, V&A Theatre Collections and Rose Bruford College, London agreed to support the site in partnership. (http://www.theatrevoice.com/about_us/, accessed 7/2010)

Production Company

Name

Theatrevoice

Email
info@theatrevoice.com
Web
http://www.theatrevoice.com External site opens in new window
Notes
Theatrevoice is the leading online site for audio content about British theatre.

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