I’m in late on this, but it’s worth it to share it!
I’ve just found out on Twitter that brings Shakespeare around the Italian region Veneto!
SHAKESPEARE IN VENETO
from March to December 2016, 60 shows
in the original languages, in the cities of the Veneto region
where they were set by William Shakespeare.
Celebrating the 400-year Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, representing Shakespeare’s works in the cities of the Veneto Region where they were set by the author: in the legendary cloister of Juliet’s Tomb in the romantic Verona; in noble, historical, outstanding Venetian Palazzi in Venice; in antique Villas in the ancient Republic of Venice territories and in a fairytale castle with a breath-taking panorama on Garda Lake.
> VERONA: Romeo and Juliet
>VENICE: Othello and The Merchant of Venice
>PADUA – Legnaro: The Taming of the Shrew
> LAKE GARDA – Torri del Benaco (Verona): The two Gentlemen of Verona
From 1st March to 21st December, 60 shows to relive William Shakespeare opere in unique places and magic atmosphere.
I’ve just started to follow them on Twitter ad Facebook!
I would like to see one of their shows!
Tourists visiting North Italy could be interested, too!
I was in London to see the protagonist Luke Newberry on stage in Teddy Ferrara, when Dominic Mitchell tweeted he was invited at the event ravennanightmare.it for the Italian premiere of In The Flesh!!
And then he RTed my tweet:
I had my DVD with me in London, so when Luke Newberry came out of the stage door of the Donmar Warehouse, he said “Hello” and signed both my programme and the DVD cover! He even said “Thank you for buying this!“, but when I mentioned it, he told me he was sorry he couldn’t make Ravenna because he’s doing the play in London. It’s a very good reason, it’s a beautiful play!! (I’ll post my report soon).
My Italian friends who were with me took some lovely pictures of him and the actor Oliver Johnstone (see their gallery there).
Today, also the actor Kevin Sutton, who plays Gary Kendal, tweeted:
so this even more exciting! He played such a terrific baddie in the series!
But since the BBC didn’t give us a third season, there’s a petition to make In The Flesh Movie possible. “It has to happen!” I’ve signed already! www.change.org
You can download for free Programme and Catalogue of Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival from their site, it’s in Italian and English: http://ravennanightmare.it/2015/eng/programme.asp
I just can’t wait for this week-end!
(sorry, I will post credits for this picture a.s.a.p.)
The news on Sunday evening was far too sad, one of those news you wouldn’t never read! The dancer Jonathan Ollivier 1977 – 2015 died in the morning after a motorcycle accident.
I feel so sorry for him and his family and colleagues! I read he was a father, too! Destiny can be so unfair and yet he had an amazing life and will stay young forever!
I had the privilege to see him performing as Luca in “The Car Man” about one month ago, Sunday 5 July at the Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna, and I want to remember him smiling to people who asked for his autograph at the stage door after the show. I was watching from far all those wonderful dancers of the cast coming out of the theatre, unable to introduce myself and now I regret it!
That Sunday he had yet to make his last performance of “The Car Man” for Sadlers Wells in London.
Here some articles from colleagues and magazines, remembering him.
Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures post
Matthew Bourne and New Adventures tribute
Matthew Bourne and New Adventures pictures on their Facebook page
Chriss Mann photographer chrismannportraits.com 10 August
The Guardian article theguardian.com
Etta Murfitt tweet
Tom Clark tweet
Ashley Shaw tweet
Dominic North tweet
Layton Williams tweet
Ravenna Festival tweet
Update 18/8: a very moving one on 15/8 “In honour of a consummate artist” by Paul Valley
The Donmar Warehouse is well organized indeed! Yesterday morning I got my paper ticket for “Teddy Ferrara” by mail, October 24 should come so fast!
I also appreciate theatres that manage e-tickets. I’ve booked for “The Car Man” by Matthew Bourne at the Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna for “Ravenna Festival 2015” for Sunday 5 July matinee and I immediately got it by email.
This is going to be another great year seeing theatre!
Hello! I’m Antonella, Italian, lover of Performing Arts,
especially Cinema and Theatre. I love to write about them!
The Italian magazine Ciak called me “The Indiana Jones of Movie Magazine“
because I like to search and take things I find interesting out of the sea of paper.
Painter/Decorator in Italia. I dream of working in Art Department of movies, series or theatres!
I love cats, dogs and horses, who spot on in theatre!
Ciao! Sono Antonella, italiana, amante delle Arti Sceniche,
soprattutto Cinema e Teatro. Mi piace scrivere su questo!
La rivista italiana Ciak mi ha soprannominata “L’Indiana Jones delle riviste di Cinema“
perché mi piace cercare e consevare gli articoli che trovo interessanti estraendoli dal mare di carta.
Pittrice/Decoratrice in Italia. Il mio sogno è di lavorare nel dipartimento artistico di film, serie o teatri!
Amo gatti, cani e cavalli, perfetti per il teatro!