HSC Shakespeare Seminars with USYD

Interactive lectures with built-in performance

Join us at Pier 2/3 Sydney for a series of live HSC Shakespeare Seminars in partnership with the University of Sydney.

Part performance, part interactive seminar, these sessions are designed to directly link to HSC modules and give students the edge in upcoming exams.

Designed to provide two unique perspectives in conversation – academic and dramatic – Bell Shakespeare’s HSC Seminars offer students rich content, supported by live performance.

Presented in our brand-new studio theatre, The Neilson Nutshell, each seminar will feature Bell Shakespeare’s Resident Artist in Education, Huw McKinnon, and a leading academic from the University of Sydney presenting illuminating and engaging content on each play. The Players from Bell Shakespeare will perform key scenes and soliloquies to demonstrate ideas presented and key content from each play.

Combining live performance, academic analysis and illuminating dramatic insights into the plays, sessions will be presented in a dynamic format demonstrating the interplay between text and drama.

Please note, the HSC Seminars will be delivered live at Pier 2/3, Sydney. At this stage, tickets to the live session are available only. As this is our new venue, we will confirm broadcast capacity in early 2022 for all schools who cannot make it in person.

Where

The Neilson Nutshell, Pier 2/3
Walsh Bay Arts Precinct
1/13A Hickson Road
Dawes Point NSW 2000

How much?

$25 per student ticket, 1 free teacher ticket per 10 student tickets
Schools with an ICSEA value of 1000 or below are eligible for a subsidy. To find out more email our Learning team.

Book

The Merchant of Venice

Professor Liam Semler with Huw McKinnon & The Players
Wednesday 4 May 2022, 10am - 12pm

Join Huw McKinnon and Professor Liam Semler as they dissect and discuss The Merchant of Venice as part of the Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences. The Players will perform key scenes and soliloquies from The Merchant of Venice to support discussion and demonstrate Shakespeare’s language and characters in action.

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Richard III / Looking For Richard

Dr Huw Griffiths with Huw McKinnon & The Players
Thursday 5 May 2022, 10am - 12pm

Join Huw McKinnon and Dr Huw Griffiths as they explore Shakespeare’s Richard III and provide a comparative analysis of Al Pacino’s Looking For Richard, as part of Module A: Textual Conversations. The Players will perform key scenes and soliloquies from Richard III to support discussion and demonstrate Shakespeare’s language and characters in action.

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The Tempest / Hag-Seed

Friday 6 May 2022, 10am - 12pm
Professor Liam Semler with Huw McKinnon & The Players

Join Huw McKinnon and Professor Liam Semler as they explore Shakespeare’s The Tempest and provide a comparative analysis of Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed, as part of Module A: Textual Conversations. The Players will perform key scenes and soliloquies from The Tempest to support discussion and demonstrate Shakespeare’s language and characters in action.

There are only limited, individual tickets remaining for this seminar. We are now taking a waitlist for larger bookings. Please contact us via the button below, and specify your group size.

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