Join leading actors to perform Shakespeare’s iconic speeches
Take part in our video series with The Guardian, Shakespeare Solos, where you can perform Shakespeare’s words alongside acting royalty
We may not be able to physically perform Shakespeare’s plays on our stages at this time, but we’re still invested in being creative and sharing Shakespeare’s words digitally across the world.
During this period of lockdown, as well as our Love in Isolation project where artists will be sharing their favourite pieces of Shakespeare from their places of sanctuary, we’re thrilled to be partnering with The Guardian on a relaunch of Shakespeare Solos.
Originally created in 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Shakespeare Solos is a video series of leading actors performing some of Shakespeare’s greatest speeches. Now in 2020, we want to hear from you!
We invite you to join acting royalty in performing Shakespeare’s iconic words to create a new collaborative project of the playwright’s works in performance.
How can I take part?
2. Film yourself performing the speech on your mobile or camera, making sure the video is recorded in landscape.
3. Send your finished video to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11.59pm on Friday 17 April, 2020.
4. We’ll then edit together our favourite videos with the professionals, to share across ours and The Guardian’s social media channels.
Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.