The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0354 Thursday, 16 April 1998.
Date: Wednesday, 15 Apr 1998 13:22:56 -0400
Subject: SSE NOW BOOKING '99 Tour
The Shenandoah Shakespeare Express is now booking its 1999 Done Quickly
Tour (**Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor**).
For over a decade, the SSE has captivated audiences at home and abroad
with a fresh approach to Shakespeare that emphasizes the power of
language over high-tech theatrical effects. Employing the principles of
of Renaissance staging (actors share the same light with the audience,
directly engage the audience, and double roles), the SSE forges a rare
sense of community between performers and audience. Typical of student
responses to SSE performances is this one from a 14-year-old student in
rural Virginia: "It was cooler than a Velcro wall!" At the other end of
the audience spectrum, scholar Stephen Booth wrote of the SSE in the
_Shakespeare Quarterly_: "I first saw the SSE perform ... in 1991. I
haven't thought the same since Shakespeare or the theatre .... [SSE
performances] are clear, fast, convincing, and genuinely thrilling."
The SSE combines performances in repertory with a variety of workshop
titles to create a Portable Shakespeare Festival. Venues can mix and
match energetic performances and intimate, hands-on workshops for
maximum impact. Whether your audience prefers a single performance or
an extended residency, the Shenandoah Shakespeare Express will tailor
its visit to suit your needs.
For more information, visit the SSE web-site:
http://www.ishakespeare.com. Booking information can be found at:
http://www.ishakespeare.com/book.htm. The current touring schedule can
be found at: http://www.ishakespeare.com/97sch.htm
Shenandoah Shakespeare Express
P.O. Box 1485
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
phone: (540) 434-3366
fax: (540) 434-4375