Arts & Entertainment

Bell Shakespeare Debates

Jane Caro

What a fantastic opportunity is being offered to listen to interesting Australian figures such as Jane Caro and Peter FitzSimons discuss the relevance of Shakespeare’s plays to the contemporary world.

John Bell founded Bell Shakespeare 30 years ago, and must be thrilled he has introduced “The Bard” to so many who must have thought that Shakespeare’s language was too hard to tackle.

Two teams of three people each will debate “for” and “against” aspects of Shakespeare’s works.

Held on various stages, beginning with the rescued Carriageworks, these debates will be viewed virtually from the comfort of your own favourite armchair, café or wherever.

Artistic Director of Bell Shakespeare, Peter Evans, said, “While we haven’t been able to celebrate our 30th anniversary as planned this year, it has allowed us to think of new ways to engage our audiences… We’re delighted to launch this new series to keep Shakespeare and his endlessly relevant words in the forefront of our minds, as profound today as they were 400 years ago.”

The first debate will be held on  September 24 and available to livestream at 7.30pm at www.bellshakespeare.com.au. Audiences are invited to “pay what you feel” for the event.

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