SL Shakespeare Summer: Romeo & Juliet, July 21–26

This week, as part of SL Shake­speare Sum­mer, Radio Riel is run­ning a week of music pro­gram­ming and spe­cial events inspired by Shake­speare and his arche­typ­al tragedy of star-crossed young love, Romeo and Juli­et, includ­ing full-cast per­for­mances of the com­plete play, and cul­mi­nat­ing in a for­mal Ital­ian Renais­sance Ball on Sat­ur­day, July 26. All pro­grammes appear on our Main stream,

Pro­grammes and spe­cial events for the week are as fol­lows:

  • Mon­day July 21, The Music of Love — pre­sent­ed by Gabrielle Riel
  • Tues­day July 22, The Romance of Italy – pre­sent­ed by Soliel Snook
  • Wednes­day July 23, The Russ­ian Con­nec­tion – music of Sergei Prokofiev (com­pos­er of the best-known set­ting of Romeo and Juli­et) and his con­tem­po­raries
  • Thurs­day July 24, The Music of Shake­speare – musi­cal adap­ta­tions and inci­den­tal music to sev­er­al of Shake­speare’s works. There will also be a Cale­don Library dis­cus­sion on the play on Thurs­day at 1pm SLT on the Great Lawn out­side the White­horn Library in Vic­to­ria City.
  • Fri­day July 25, The Eliz­a­bethan The­atre – An insight into the Eliz­a­bethan play­go­ing expe­ri­ence, includ­ing excerpts from Romeo & Juli­et and oth­er plays as they would have sound­ed at the time, along with com­ments from con­tem­po­rary the­atre­go­ers; and all enwrapped in the music of the peri­od. This is fol­lowed at ?6:00pm — 9pm SLT by the Book­Binders’ Ball at Cale­don Carn­taigh – come dressed as your favourite Shake­speare char­ac­ter and join in hon­our­ing our Librar­i­ans!
  • Sat­ur­day July 26’s pro­gramme will con­sist of an anthol­o­gy of many of the above ele­ments, cul­mi­nat­ing in the Romeo & Juli­et Ital­ian Renais­sance Ball at 2:30pm SLT at a spe­cial build in Cale­don Carn­taigh.

Wednes­day, Thurs­day and Fri­day’s pro­grammes include a com­plete full-cast per­for­mance of the play.

Lis­ten to the Radio Riel Play­ers in an extract from Romeo and Juli­et (stream­ing MP3 or right-click to down­load 25MB).

SL Shake­speare Sum­mer is a project of Radio Riel, Riel Events and the Cale­don Library, and is made pos­si­ble by fund­ing from the Foun­da­tion for Rich Con­tent – and by lis­ten­ers like you.

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