Pop quiz: what is one character archetype that appears in almost every Shakespeare play AND Disney movie?
I’ll give you a hint by listing some characters: Bottom, Olaf the Snowman in Frozen, Puck, Pasca the Iguana in Tangled, Trinculo, Dori in Finding Nemo, Touchstone, the Carpet in Aladdin.
Got it yet?
Second hint: it’s not a princess.
They are one of the most common and widely recognised archetypal characters found in culture and mythology throughout world history.
Yes, it's Bring on the Clowns (and the Fools and the Slapsicks)*
You know the drill. Bring a short piece (around 5 minutes long) of clowning, fooling, or slapstick fun. And if you really can't think of anything, some pieces will also be provided on the night. Presented by Alison Shephard.
Just to get you thinking:
Clowns and Slapsticks: Rik Mayell, Ade Edmunson, Melissa McCarthy, Woody Allen, Mae West, Charlie Chaplin, Lucille Ball, the Marx Brothers, Katherine Hepburn, Jim Carey, Miranda Hart, The Goodies, Buster Keaton
Writers and theatre makers - Jean Cocteau, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, Giorgio Strehler, Dario Fo, and Roberto Benigni
Characters - Mr Bean, Bridget Jones, Falstaff, Mrs Malaprop, Calamity Jane, Juliet's Nurse and any of Shakespeare's Clowns and fools, the Commedia del Atre
*With thanks to Paul Fanning for the idea!
This clubnight takes place on Wednesday 1 April 2015.
Everyman Festival: Box Office now open!
We are pleased to announce that the festival box office is now open!
Our programme includes:
Blackadder the Third (director: Simon H West) Wednesday 24 June - Saturday 4 July Sweet Charity (director: Richard Tunley) Wednesday 8 - Saturday 18 July As You Like It (director: Rebecca Gould) Wednesday 22 July - Saturday 1 August Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR (director: Emma-Jayne Parker) Saturday 25 July - Saturday 1 August
You can book tickets for any of the above shows, including the two gala evenings on our new festival website or by calling 0333 666 3366
You do not have to act to be a member. If you have any skills that you think would be relevant contact us.
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