“You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die.” Witty, timeless and possibly the greatest love story ever told, obviously we are talking Shakespeare in Love, still playing for another month at the Fugard Theatre! 20 actors and one fabulous dog bring the timeless movie to life on the stage and eFoodies spoke to Shakespeare in Love’s director Greg Karvellas.
Hi Greg, can you tell us a little about the play, its history?
“Shakespeare In Love is a fictional story of William Shakespeare and how he came to write Romeo and Juliet and how he began Twelfth Night. The stage production we are doing was adapted by Lee Hall from the 1999 academy award winning movie of the same name written by Tom Stoppard.”
Why did you decide to do this famous story?
“I watched the movie when it came out, I was in high school at the time and it opened the world of Shakespeare to me. It made it accessible and fun. After reading the script and watching the movie again, all the magic I felt that winter afternoon in standard 8 came flooding back and I knew this would be a show audiences would enjoy.”
If I love the movie, will I love the play?
“Absolutely! They are quite similar with the difference being in some of the characters and their relationships. If you haven’t seen the movie you will still love the play and it may even inspire you to see the film and then come back to see the show a second time!”
Why should everyone drop what they’re doing and go see this play?
“It’s a brilliant piece of fan fiction which opens the world of Shakespeare to audiences who are both familiar and unfamiliar with Shakespeare. Its filled with hilarious comedy, heart breaking love and a bit with our gorgeous dog actor Bogart, who is guaranteed to steal your heart.”
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