The Australian Shakespeare Company presents exciting, accessible and contemporary productions of Shakespeare and other dramatised classics in innovative and unique theatre performances. The company in its current form began life as Shakespeare Under The Stars in 1987 under the directorship of Glenn Elston, who pioneered popular outdoor theatre in Australia. His award winning annual outdoor productions of Shakespeare and The Wind in the Willows have now played to well over a million people throughout the country. Glenn joined the Australian Shakespeare Company in 1998 as Artistic Director and Producer and has developed the company into Australia’s largest independent theatre company. More...
WALKING WITH SPIRITS 2013
WALKING WITH SPIRITS offers you the exclusive chance to experience the ancient Aboriginal tradition of corroboree while enjoying the stunning lakeside beauty of Malkgulumbu (Beswick Falls) in the Northern Territory, a remote sacred site not normally accessible to the general public.
Be part of a small number of visitors from across Australia and the world who join Beswick-Wugular Community to celebrate their vibrant culture. Once a year, for one night only, the ancient art of corroborree is interpreted with music, story, song and fire in the spectacular setting of Malkgulumbu on Jawoyn country. An experience unlike any other. READ MORE AND BOOK ONLINE
Introduction to Acting 2013 for ages 9 -13
Imagination is the only pre-requisite for this year-long course of fun-packed drama classes for young people aged 9 to 13! In a small class of only 16 you’ll discover the essentials of movement and voice plus key skills for creating colourful, believable characters.
Active two hour sessions during term will have you confidently on your feet exploring drama games and skills sessions in improvisation, commedia dell’arte, singing, dance, storytelling and text work. They say if you can perform Shakespeare, you can perform anything… but we’ll engage with an impressive line-up of other playwrights too.
The best part is it’s not all just practice!
No previous drama class or Shakespeare experience is needed, just enthusiasm, confidence in public speaking and being comfortable working in small groups. Course tutors are professional actors and directors from the Australian Shakespeare Company ensemble with backgrounds in teaching.
When: Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
TERM 1: Wednesday 30 - Wednesday 20 March 2013
TERM 2: Wednesday 24 April - Wednesday 26 June 2013
TERM 3: Wednesday 17 July - Wednesday 18 September
TERM 4: 10 October – 19 December 2012
Where: Athenaeum Theatre , Melbourne
Cost: $1,600 incl GST. The course fee is payable as four installments of $400 incl GST. The first installment is required immediately to secure course enrolment.
The remaining three are payable two weeks prior to the first session of terms 2, 3 and 4.
Age range: 9 to 13 years old
Maximum intake: 16 participants
Term Two Fee Payment: pay the first installment of $400 and download the enrolment form or
to have an enrolment form sent to you
CDs from our productions are available to purchase online
The Wind in the Willows - the songs from Glenn Elston's much loved family show.
Jungle Book The Next Chapter - songs from Glenn Elston and Paul Norton's children's show.
Much Ado The Musical - songs by Paul Norton from the ASC's acclaimed Shakespeare Under The Stars production.
Muyngarnbi - Roy Ashley sings songs performed at the Walking With Spirits festival. Includes bonus "the making of" DVD.