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Shakespeare and Music

Synopsis
Video recording of a live event hosted by Mairi Nicolson made as a preview of concerts by the
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on 22 and 24 April 2021 devoted to music inspired by Shakespeare. They discuss the concert program, which is made up of the overture from Berlioz Béatrice et Bénédict; Melody Eötvös’ Ruler of the Hive; and the rarely performed Ballet Music from the third act of Verdi’s Macbeth.

Speakers include actor Pamela Rabe, conductor Johannes Fritzsch and composer Melody Eötvös, whose 2018 piece for orchestra and narrator, Ruler of the Hive, is inspired by five of Shakespeare’s female characters: Emilia from Othello, Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing, Helena from All’s Well That Ends Well, Isabella from Measure for Measure and Rosalind from As You Like It.
Series
Ears Wide Open
Language
English
Country
Australia
Medium
Video
Transmission details
20 Apr 2021 at 18:00
Duration
75 mins

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Music; Women’s studies; Shakespeare
Keywords
feminism

Notes

General
Rabe performs Emilia’s monologue from Othello (Act 4, Scene 3) and Isabella’s speech from Act 2, Scene 2 of Measure for Measure.

Online Availability

Online URL
https://youtu.be/NGd7hHxh2gQ
Online format
Streamed

Sponsor

Name

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Distributor

Name

YouTube

Web
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