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Subterranean Shakespeare - Shakespeare's Greatest
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0849  Tuesday, 3 May 2005

From:           Geoff Pond <
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Date:           Sunday, 1 May 2005 15:42:36 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:        Subterranean Shakespeare - Shakespeare's Greatest Hits

Subterranean Shakespeare Presents in benefit for the company
SHAKESPEARE'S GREATEST HITS.  Shakespeare's plays contain many songs.
Members of our company and friends decided to put together a band (The
Rude Mechanicals) to interpret his songs and words in his plays with a
modern sensibility of song.  To kick it off our theatre season we are
inviting other Bay Area artists to join in an evening of interpreting
Shakespeare in their own unique music styles.  Rock, Blues, Jazz,
Hip-Hop, Metal, Electronic,Traditional and more.  Here is a list of some
of the people who will be participating and some of the songs etc. that
they will be performing.  They are not all from Shakespeare's plays.
Some are songs that influenced his plays or lines in the plays or songs
that were influenced by his plays.  The idea is to have fun with
Shakespeare and music is always interesting.  A cd of this project will
follow in the next year and if the concert is successful we will
probably do it again on a yearly basis.  There is so much material and
many more local artists who we could not fit into this show.

G.P. Skratz, Ed Holmes, Hal Hughes, Andy Dinsmoor  -
Song - Double Double Toll, Trouble Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble
19th Century German Translation
Guitar, Fiddle or Banjo, Percussion

Robert Ernst - Monologue from King Lear Act lll Scene
ll Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks...
Done with blues harp and guitar

Salane and Friends - One Woman Band
Go From My Window
Electronic Music - Keyboards, Synthesizer - She has a very quirky style
about her.

Cindy Wyuker - Singer Punk Rock Orchestra - Tomorrow is Valentines Day -
Guitar, Saw,

Michael Peppe - Performance artist - He is composing a song from scratch
of the 129th Sonnet -The expense of spirit in a waste of shame...

Mathew Perifano (The Shakespeare Lab) with Joshua Brody - Blow, Blow,
Thou Winter Wind
Joshua will also be performing with his own group Tonal Chaos doing an
improvised Shakespearean song.

The Rude Mechanicals - The House Band
Featuring: Lori Higa - Bass
                    Lauren Hotchkiss - Guitar, Piano, Drums, Vocals
                    Chetana Karel - Piano, Vocals
                    Kevin Moore - Guitar
                    Geoffrey Pond - Drums, Vocals
                    Michael Rossman - Flute, Vocals

Songs:  Tom a Belam - Rock
              Sigh No More, Ladies - Folk
              O Death, Rock Me A Sleep - Heavy Metal
              You Spotted Snakes - Pop Folk Rock

Maestro Curtis - Jazz piano -Improvisational backing up Chetana Karel
who will be speaking sonnet 116.

And many more.

Monday May 9, 8PM
The Unitarian Fellowship
1924 Cedar @ Bonita
Berkeley
$10-15 sliding scale donation
Reservations & Show info - 510-276-3871

Next Up: The Taming of the Shrew
May 26 - June 24
The Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut (near Rose)
Berkeley

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