Shakespeare in the Opera House

27 October, Brisbane.

The next instalment of the University of Queensland’s series of Shakespearean events, “The Delighted Spirit”, as usual supported by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, is a free lunchtime concert showcasing a selection of wonderfully talented emerging vocal performers.

This concert presents excerpts from some of the nineteenth century’s best-loved Shakespearean operas, including Thomas’s Hamlet (1868), Verdi’s Macbeth (1847), Nicolai’s Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (The Merry Wives of Windsor) (1848), and Charles-François Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette (1867).

Directed by Vanessa Strydom (UQ School of Music)

No RSVP required, just go along and hear some beautiful voices.

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 1:00pm

Nickson Room (434), Zelman Cowan Building (51), University of Queensland St Lucia

Full details here.

Text: The Delighted Spirit UQ2016

Shakespeare 400 Perth Festival

22 October, Perth.

A full day of events at the beautiful campus of the University of Western Australia (they have peacocks).

Shakespeare Shenanigans perform stage combat scenesIn this year full of commemorations, the largest full-day celebration to take place in Australia is still to come. The Shakespeare 400 Perth Festival is free, family friendly and packed with events grand and small, from the sublime and the serious to the silly.

Man and woman in Elizabethan dress.
Expect to see all kinds of characters

Starting at midday, with seven different on-campus locations, you can encounter strolling players, listen to some songs or sonnets, or get lost in the Forest of Arden. There are games, stalls, scenes performed, an insult-flinging competition, and even the chance to involve yourself in Romeo and Juliet’s balcony scene. There are lots of activities for children – remember that most Halloween children’s games date back to the middle ages. There are far too many events to list here, so click through to their printable schedule and plan for your favourites.

Details of the full day’s schedule here.

Lots of frolics are promised for all.

http://Shakespeare400.com.au