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
Bravehearts 2.0 TWELFTH NIGHT - TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Journey with our razor sharp ensemble as they play out an insightful studio production of Shakespeare's delightful romantic comedy
Shakespeare’s <strong>TWELFTH NIGHT</strong> will delight you with the wickedness of disguise, the pangs of unrequited love,
the indulgence of self love combined with late night antics and and the contest for the highest status!
What ensues is a wonderfully messy web of infatuation which must be left to time to untangle.
Young actors from across Victoria audition every year to be a part of the next Bravehearts production, and many graduates go on
to work professionally with the the Company. Eight graduates of the program worked on our production this past summer.
“Performing as Juliet in the 2011 Bravehearts production of “Romeo & Juliet” was an excellent stepping stone into the
professional cast, as I am now playing Juliet in the Shakespeare Under the Stars season – a dream come true!” Madeline Field
WHEN: Wednesday 10 - Saturday 13th July 2013
WHERE: ON Q PERFORMING ARTS, 12 Techno Park Drive, Williamstown
COST: $20.00 per person*
* a $3.30 transaction fee will apply on all bookings
Play on Holiday for ages 13 to 16 - July 1 - 6 2013
Calling all young actors to get busy in the school holidayscreating Shakespeare’s best clowns and heroes. In an action packed week of physical comedy, text exploration
and characterization, you’ll be surprised at how fast thesecolourful characters will form. Australian Shakespeare Company Actors and Directors will take you through the
physical craft of creating comedy and how to celebratethe rich tapestry of Shakespeare’s language. We’ll play with famous scenes to best suit the group and work with a
selection of plays and cast you in a role to bring out a new side of you. At the end of the busy week, impress family and friends in a showcase of scenes and new skills.
When: Monday 1 - Saturday 6 July 2013, daily 10.00am - 4.00pm
Venue: Athenaeum Theatre Two, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000
Course Fee: $400.00 inc gst
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.