Five Things Shakespeare Can Teach You About Leadership

To help you warm up for our next Leadership in Action workshop, here’s five timeless lessons today’s business leaders can learn from Shakespeare, by Andy McLean. 1. BRING YOUR PEOPLE WITH YOU Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is a military and political leader who has begun to believe his own publicity. He claims he is ‘constant as the…Continue reading

Shakespeare’s Word Play

Depending on who you believe, the English language owes a debt of gratitude to Shakespeare for the invention of anywhere between 400 and 2500 words and phrases that we still use today. It makes sense. Shakespeare was changing the way humans tell stories. Some people even believe he was changing what it meant to be…Continue reading

Much Ado About Nothing | From Director James Evans

Much Ado About Nothing is the original romantic comedy. But like all of Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedy hovers dangerously close. Claudio’s appalling treatment of Hero, her supposed death, and subsequent ‘rebirth’ sit disruptively alongside the sparkling wit of Beatrice and Benedick, and the buffoonery of Dogberry and the Watch. Shakespeare was never constrained by the limitations of genre. Much…Continue reading

Supporter Spotlight – Holly And Alana

Alana and Holly Mitchell are sisters and avid supporters of Bell Shakespeare, having attended productions for over 20 years. We spoke to them both about why they love what Bell Shakespeare does both on and off the mainstage 1.  Can you tell us a bit about yourselves? “Sisters forever. Holly is a horticulturist. Alana is…Continue reading

John Bell Scholarship Audition Tips & Tricks 

Applications for the 2019 John Bell Scholarship are now officially open! We can’t wait to witness some incredible talent over the coming months as we audition students throughout Australia for this once in a lifetime opportunity. However, we know that auditions can sometimes feel daunting. To make sure you’re as prepared as possible, we sat down with our Resident…Continue reading

The Miser | Interview with Elizabeth Nabben

Elizabeth Nabben plays Mariane in our current production of The Miser. We sat down with her to chat about her character and the play. 1. Molière, like Shakespeare, wrote his plays for ensembles. How has the cast approached becoming an ensemble during rehearsals?  We do ensemble work in our daily warmups, and in our fight and…Continue reading