Last Chance to Vote for In Souliloquy videos in #ShakespeareLives

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Time is running out to vote for the souliloquies we have had nominated for the British Council’s #ShakespeareLives shorts competition. The videos videos are voted on by a team of judges and the general public – we would love you to register and vote for us*

Here is a link directly to the registration page: https://films.shakespearelives.org/registration/ – because itis a glitchy website it works better to register first and then watch and vote for our videos. You get one vote (four categories) per video – so please do vote for all our 5 nominated ones!

Here are the direct links to the videos.

Again rather than clicking on vote now it is a smoother process if you click on LOGIN on the menu at the top and register a new account.

This is such great exposure for our project and we have already had a nice little bump in views for the featured videos but we need more votes (lots of lovely round 10s please) to raise our average scores and get us shortlisted as winners. Public voting is always a difficult thing and the best way we can actually ensure we do well on this platform is for loads of people we know to give us a bit of love.

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We are so excited for you to revisit the ones you have already seen (watching them again is very rewarding people) or if you have yet to dive into this little project of ours these five videos are an excellent starting point.

Thank you!
Tilly and Victorine x

 

*It’s a little annoying to register using an email address as it apparently won’t work unless your password is exactly 8 characters total and has a capital letter, a number and another character (#$£%!). This feature is not explicitly stated on the website and it will just block you and say there is an error with the password. We suggest choosing a six letter word – capitalising the first letter and putting the symbol and number after ie. Juliet#5 – otherwise logging in through social media is apparently easier.

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Cycle 3 Character Recap!

Today marks the day we start our casting announcements for Cycle 4 – but before we move onto that. Here is a mini recap of who we heard from in Cycle 3.

 

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Katherina In Souliloquy.

tybalt

Tybalt In Souliloquy.

cleo

Cleopatra In Souliloquy.

abhorsen

Abhorsen In Souliloquy.

ophelia

Ophelia In Souliloquy.

titania

Titania In Souliloquy.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this varied collection of voices as much as we have!

Behind the Scenes Cycle 3!

A little selection of the work behind the scenes of shooting Cycle 3 and how fun at times it can be. Thanks again to everyone involved!

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Tybalt In Souliloquy.

Tybalt In Souliloquy from In Souliloquy on Vimeo.

A boy that will be forever nothing more than that.

Performed by Owen Clark
Written by Tilly Lunken
Directed by Victorine Pontillon
After William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

In Souliloquy is devised and produced by V&T
Tybalt In Souliloquy is part of the Cycle 3 of this project.

Music:
Dreams Become Real by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Introducing: Owen Clark as Tybalt.

We are delighted to announce Owen Clark is joining In Souliloquy for Cycle 3 as Tybalt (after Romeo and Juliet). This is a young man cut down before he could fulfill what he believed to be his destiny.

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Owen is an accomplished actor, director and writer. Originally from Montreal Canada he now calls London home after moving here to train at the highly esteemed East 15 acting school. His work has taken him throughout North America, Europe and Russia. He is delighted to mark the 400th anniversary of the conclusion of Shakespeare’s life by working with insoliloquy on this very exciting project

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Owen is playing a Tybalt that cannot quite believe his fate and what then came to pass – and rails against both how he is remembered compared to what his legacy could have been.

7 Times this week I met Romeo and Juliet.

So being immersed in In Soulilouy has left me with a Shakespeare detector that makes me jump around like an idiot when I find something that references him. This past week has been full of Romeo and Juliet.

1.Taylor Swift’s song Love Story

So, I’ve been listening a lot to Taylor Swift recently and this sickly sweet song got sugar hooks into my brain and I actually now genuinely love it. It’s a strange mix to be dreaming of our Juliet with this lurking in the background.

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3 Small Angry Twitter Shakespeares because they get a happy ending and she says Romeo a lot.

2. Gnomeo and Juliet.

This was on BBC iPlayer and I could not resist. I actually chose to rewatch it. It’s totally better the second time round. I mean it just a winning combination of ridiculous puns and Elton John’s music and there is A TALKING SHAKESPEARE STATUE. And a flamingo (who’s love gets replaced by an online order…which is really creepy actually) – but a flamingo!

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This gets 4 Small Angry Twitter Shakespeares as it is a delight and basically was made because someone *cough probably Elton John* came up with a pun and made a movie out of it. 

3. Batman (1966 movie)

It is Shakespeare’s Bust that holds the key to the secret entrance to the Batcave. A lovely touch in an epic movie which I saw for the first time tonight and genuinely felt like I was being stalked by Shakespeare.

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2 Small Angry Twitter Shakespeares because the Romeo and Juliet reference came when Bruce was falling for Kitkana (Cat Woman in disguise) and not using his brain at all but the bust is amazing! 

4. The Blacklist – Season 3 – episode 20 – The Artax Network.

Almost spoiler for the most recent episode but this one made me cry. It was a direct quote and was just the right bit of text to be read at that moment.

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4 Small Angry Twitter Shakespeares because it was delivered without any cleverness – just heart and that’s sometimes what is needed. ❤

5. Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries – season 1 – episode 11 – Blood and Circuses.

There’s a part when working out how the conspiracy has all come together when Phryne describes a person in the scenario as “come over all Romeo and Juliet” when he fakes his death using animal tranquilizers. It’s a lovely quip – especially as fans will know well Inspector Jack Robinson is a massive Shakespeare fan. I just rewatched this episode so this reference popped out.

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3 Small Angry Twitter Shakespeares as it is witty and clever whilst being inclusive and fun for both the audience and for Jack. 

6. Matilda – Naughty Song – by Tim Minchin.

I totally sang this at our Juliet when filming because it is awesome and wonderful and generally a pretty good rule for life. Being stuck in a story where you are doomed lovers sucks so get out of it pronto!

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3 Small Angry Twitter Shakespeares because it is adorable and has a great message as well as asking the main question I had when I first read the play – I’m sure they could have worked out a better plan, no? 

7. Juliet In Souliloquy

Juliet In Souliloquy from In Souliloquy on Vimeo.

With our Juliet I had a clear idea of what she was saying and why she was saying it. The idea of eternal love is romantic yes, but in eternity what might this mean for two very young people when one of them is a bit of an idiot. It always felt to me that Romeo and Juliet was a waste of life and how heartbreaking would it be if she relised that.

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5 Small Angry Twitter Shakespeares* for Fern who surprises so much in this performance as those words flew out of Juliet’s soul.

When you write something and it comes back at you in a way that catches your breath and changes your understanding that’s pretty special. Hopefully that’s what William Shakespeare feels like when we take his Romeo and Juliet and make it anew. Whether it’s sung or quipped or said with great regret or humour – it’s a play that’s here to stay.

 

*You are surprised we got 5 Small Angry Twitter Shakespeares? She who rights the list makes the rules!