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Much Ado About Nothing

A moved reading at The University of Western Australia.

Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare
(a witty battle of the sexes is waged, comedy ensues)

Thursday 28 March 2019
Time: 4pm–6pm
Venue: The New Fortune Theatre, Ground Floor, Arts Building, The University of Western Australia
Enquiries: brid.phillips@uwa.edu.au
Registration: Participants and spectators of all ages are welcome: over-18s are invited to bring their own libations for festive imbibing afterwards in the Shakespeare Garden.

Stage Director: Steve Chinna
Project Director: Brid Phillips

Join us for an unrehearsed performance at breakneck speed on UWA's New Fortune stage. Everyone who wants to perform will have the chance to claim a role (script provided), and groundlings (standing spectators) are welcome. There will be sitting space on the steps so bring a cushion for comfort!

This event is supported by the UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE).

The full schedule of moved readings for Semester One 2019:

This semester’s moved readings are Thursdays from 4–6 pm on the New Fortune Stage:

  • 28 March, Much Ado About Nothing (a witty battle of the sexes is waged, comedy ensues)
  • 11 April, King Lear (a king foolishly divides his kingdom among his daughters, tragedy ensues)
  • 16 May, The Tempest (on an enchanted island, magical and muggle characters meet, romance ensues)

Image: Aerial view of the New Fortune Theatre, housed within the Arts Building at The University of Western Australia.