We are the Storyhouse Young Programmers, and we are bringing you this event in collaboration with Storyhouse Languages in the hope of highlighting classical texts in a new and exciting way. The Young Programmers aim to provide events by young people for young people.
Our panelists include John Young (Director of The Merry Wives of Windsor), Loveday Ingram (Director of Julius Caesar and Henry V), and Ben Spiller (Company Director of 1623 Theatre) all of whom have direct ties and love for the industry of theatre.
Do you love a good enemies to lovers plot or a love triangle?
Have you ever seen She’s All That or The Lion King?
Are you a student or a teacher who loves theatre?
We all like to watch films or read books with plots and devices that have great classical origins in our everyday lives.
This event focuses on the joy involved in bringing modern and classical texts to the 21st century by reinterpreting them in a new contemporary way. With this panel event we hope to show people different sides of classical texts, such as Shakespeare’s plays, and how they can be made accessible for a contemporary audience.
Coronavirus has led to great cultural changes, inspiring new work in our current modern-day renaissance; this new wave of arts re-imagination encourages us all to look back to the earlier renaissance texts in celebration of ongoing change and new ambitions.