|Play dates||16 March 2012 and 2 February 2015|
“The Shakespeare Speaking Contest” was first performed in 2012 during the interval of the Junior Speaking Contest Regional Finals (a contest for tto junior students). When these finals were held at Cobbenhagen again in 2015, the script was slightly adapted to include some different Shakespearean characters.
In both performances the character of Portia served as mistress of ceremonies and the ‘contestants’ would perform an actual speech from a Shakespeare play: Henry V’s ‘Once more unto the breach’ and Romeo and Juliet’s balcony speeches featured in both productions.
Characters from several of Shakespeare’s plays come together to decide who will win the annual Shakespeare Speaking Contest. Portia, the clever young woman from “The Merchant of Venice”, tries to keep the contest running according to the rules, but as is often the case in Shakespeare’s plays, things do not go as planned…
Written and directed by Thessa van Aerde
|King Henry V||Geert Linders|
|Lady Macbeth||Nachenthaly Francisco|
|Hamlet||Senn van de Sande|
|Lady Macbeth||Floor Veldmeijer|
|Romeo||Tommie van Wanrooij|
|King Henry V||Hajco Bodewes|