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SCUM: Body Bare, Monster

August 26, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

SCUM is bad Shakespeare. SCUM is wrong Shakespeare. SCUM is anti-shakespeare, un-shakespeare, re-shakespeare. SCUM, hosted by the Melbourne University Shakespeare Company, is a multi-medium mini festival within a festival; featuring short plays, performance pieces, visual and video art, creative writing, music, and digital works.

There are six short plays being featured, with performances every night, while in the afternoons the rest of the art will be exhibited in the performance space. All of the works are inspired by the Bard in some way but seek to challenge what is considered “good” Shakespeare by twisting and manipulating it until it is barely recognisable. The focus is especially on creating art that subverts the traditional white, male, heteronormative perspective of his work. SCUM is a festival for art that would be looked down upon by those who have been making “proper” Shakespeare for the last 400 years.

 

THIS SESSION WILL FEATURE:

“Thy Body Bare” directed by Rhoanna Furneaux – one woman’s exploration of Titus Andronicus’ Lavinia

“Green-Eyed Monster” directed by Achiraya Layton Umpornpun – an adaptation of Othello

Free event, bookings essential

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FULL LIST OF SHOWS:

“Green-Eyed Monster” directed by Achiraya Layton Umpornpun – an adaptation of Othello
“SHAKESPEARE?????” directed by Kassandra Tilley – a conversation about feminism & shakespeare
“Thy Body Bare” directed by Rhoanna Furneaux – one woman’s exploration of Titus Andronicus’ Lavinia
“An Allegory in One Act” directed by Isobel Milne – political satire following the Gravedigger from Hamlet
“Opheliamachine” directed by Madeline Kerr and Karla Livingstone-Pardy – a bit like Heiner Müller’s ‘Hamletmachine’ but… with no Hamlet.
“Mad Woman” directed by Hanna O’Keefe – God has made the madwoman. Now it is time for her to eat.

ART:

???? Enter submissions/ideas/queries to mu.shakespeare@gmail.com

Visit the gallery Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 5-7pm, or 15 minutes before each show

 

OTHER SESSIONS:

Tuesday

SCUM: Allegory, Monster, Machine

Wednesday

SCUM: Body Bare, Mad Woman, Machine

Thursday

SCUM: SHAKESPEARE??, Mad Woman, Body Bare

Friday

SCUM: SHAKESPEARE??, Allegory, MONSTER

Saturday

SCUM: Madwoman, MACHINE

SCUM: Allegory, SHAKESPEARE??

 

Details

Date:
August 26, 2017
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Arts Lab