The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0212 Thursday, 10 April 2008
Date: Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 07:15:16 +0100
Subject: Shakespeare 24
Shakespeare 24 is a worldwide Shakespeare performance event. Beginning
in New Zealand and ending 24 hours later in Hawaii, 60 youth groups will
stage 30 and 45 minute adaptations of Shakespeare's plays at 7 pm, local
time on Shakespeare's 444th birthday, April 23rd 2008.
Shakespeare 24 is open to every 11-21 year old worldwide. Performances
will take place in languages as diverse and varied as the participants
themselves. Youth groups will produce their own interpretations of
Shakespeare, which may include the use of local dance, music, and
performance art forms.
Shakespeare 24 will be repeated on an ever increasing scale in the years
leading up to the London Olympics 2012 to which countries will be
invited to be represented by a youth/school group.
Shakespeare 24 will enable all international groups to communicate
online, in partnership with Facebook, the social networking website.
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