Autumn at the Wickham Theatre
Press release issued: 12 October 2011
A production of Henry V, a public lecture on Greece and Rome in silent cinema, and the chance to see a number of films made by Bristol Drama students are some of the highlights of the Autumn 2011 season at the Wickham Theatre.
Wednesday 12 October, 7.30pm
The risks are huge and the pain is certain as Henry V commits his troops to war. Is it bravery or bravado, national interest or personal vendetta?
Four soldiers tell the story of a king maturing to the demands of office. Playing each character with accurate skill, Shakespeare’s classic history (and sometimes comedy) comes to life.
An energetic, exciting and rousing production, trimmed but faithful to Shakespeare’s words, by the acclaimed director Andy Burden featuring four outstanding actors
Tickets: £8, (£5 concessions)
InsideArts – Filmmaking at Bristol
Thursday 20 October, 2-4pm
Join us for a screening of films made by Drama students. The films illustrate a range of styles and formats, and include work from students on the long-running MA in Film and Television Production.
Granada Production Co - ZWÖLF
Saturday 22 October, 7.30pm
There are 12 rules for elaborating ideal speech and discourse ethics that relate to Jürgen Habermas's philosophy of communicative action. These rules have served as a stimulus for Granada Production Co's collaborative adventure in performance ZWÖLF, which offers the audience elements of a contemporary spectacle and invites spectators to participate in this collective task of thinking.
Admission Free – Book your seat from firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Reckless Sleepers - This is not America pt. 3
Monday 31 October, 7.30pm
“A little piece of me a little piece in you will die for this is not America”. David Bowie
On stage a line of microphones – an introduction – no! Its wrong, I’m wrong its bombed – because this is not America – lets start again – put the kettle on.
Reckless Sleepers’ first graduate performance This is not America pt. 3 draws inspiration from the lyrics of David Bowie – diamonds, diamond dogs, changes and air guitar. Arrive early for a seat with the clearest view.
Tickets £8, £5 concs
Public Lecture - Greece and Rome in Silent Cinema: A screening of archival films with live music accompaniment: Pantelis Michelakis (Senior Lecturer in Classics, University of Bristol) and Maria Wyke (Professor of Latin, University College London)
Saturday 3rd December, 5pm
This screening provides a small sample of rarely seen archival films set in ancient Greece and Rome from the collections of the British Film Institute National Archive. The screening will be introduced by Pantelis Michelakis and Maria Wyke. The films will be accompanied on the piano by Stephen Horne, long considered one of the leading silent film accompanists.
Admission Free but tickets must be booked from Marilyn Knights, 0117 3318460 firstname.lastname@example.org
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