SHAKESPEARE SCENES - The Bard on Bower Festival has taken over Bower Ponds with a series of adapted William Shakespeare Plays. Viewers had the opportunity to catch Antony and Cleopatra and the Gentleman of Verona last weekend. Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express

Happy Hour talk in Kelowna takes on Shakespeare

A look inside the minds of original Shakespearean actors will be revealed

A rare look inside the minds and experiences of the original actors in Shakespeare’s famous plays will be offered on Thursday.

Local professional theatre company, New Vintage Theatre will host one of their Happy Hour talks, this one focuses on the inner workings of the original performances of Shakespearean plays.

Related:Matthew Good to play shows in Kelowna and Abbotsford after leaving hospital

“Guests will learn about the unique and innovative artistic practices of performance. In this case people will learn low actors would have worked in rehearsal, would have spoken and how they would have been cast, back in Shakespeare’s time and all with a glass of wine in their hands,” Bonnie Gratz, artistic director of New Vintage Theatre said.

“As an actor you weren’t given the full script. You were given your lines and two words before your lines. That was all you got, and it was the night before the show,” Kendra Hesketh who will guide guests through the wine fueled evening.

The event will also teach guests about the First Folio, where Shakespeare’s plays were originally published in 1623 along with an introduction to Early Modern English (also known as Original Pronunciation).

Related:Goodwill Shakespeare festival returns to Vernon

“O.P. is still english, it just looks a little different and once you know the little tricks then it’s actually not too hard,” Hesketh said.

The event will take place at The Rotary Centre for the Arts at 6:30 p.m. in Studio 100, entry is by donation. For more information about this event and future Happy Hour talks please visit New Vintage Theatre.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@sydneyrmorton
sydney.morton@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Former Kelowna hockey player dies after battle with ALS

Mitch Wilson was born in Kelowna and was 57 when he died

Toddler sustains serious injuries after falling from Rutland balcony

RCMP are investigating after a two-year-old boy fell from the balcony of an apartment on May 18

Witness says Kelowna man on trial for murder admitted to the killing

Steven Pirko is charged in the killing of Christopher Ausman in 2014

Bus pull returns to Kelowna with record 17 teams

Teams of eight people will pull a BC Transit bus for their community on May 25

Search for missing kayaker turned over to West Kelowna RCMP

A 71-year-old man’s kayak floated ashore on Friday

Killer of Calgary mother, daughter gets no parole for 50 years

A jury found Edward Downey guilty last year in the deaths of Sara Baillie, 34, and five-year-old Taliyah Marsman

Update: Plan to see more smoke from South Okanagan wildfire

Richter Creek wildfire, 12 kilometres west of Osoyoos, is an estimated 400 hectares

North Okanagan tests out two $10/day childcare sites

Katrine Conroy came to Vernon to tour universal child care prototype sites, including the one at Maven Lane

Penticton sets cap of 14 cannabis stores, removes buffer zone

The city previously relied on a buffer zone and scoring matrix to limit number of stores

Bucking bulls return to Okanagan raceway Sunday

Bull Riders Canada returns to the South Okanagan with some of the top riders in Canada

Okanagan city to give out fines for sitting on sidewalk

Residents of Penticton will soon be fined for sitting or laying on sidewalks

Cost jumps 35% for Trans-Canada Highway widening in B.C.

Revelstoke-area stretch first awarded under new union deal

Is vegan food a human right? Ontario firefighter battling B.C. blaze argues it is

Adam Knauff says he had to go hungry some days because there was no vegan food

Winds helping in battle against fire threatening northern Alberta town

Nearly 5,000 people have cleared out of High Level and nearby First Nation

Most Read