Shakespeare Karaoke: The Greatest Hits
“All the world is a stage,
And all the men and women merely players”
(As You Like it, Act2, scene 7)
Everyone knows Shakespeare, you may have read some of his plays or watched a couple here and there but when have you ever had the chance to perform it? That is exactly what we offer you in the beautiful woods of Raadhuis de Paauw in Wassenaar: we are going to have a SHAOKE! *
During a SHAOKE, Shakespeare’s characters and their stories are being introduced by Shakespearean actor and scholar William Sutton. The actors bring these characters to life. In a SHAOKE, the audience is invited to join as actors in the performance. The text is projected on a screen, for everybody to see. And YES for once YOU can be the actor and speak the lines and experience Shakespeare from the inside!
The show directly engages you with the words of Shakespeare. Audiences become actors, imagination ignites, brains spark, you speak, and you are … Hamlet, Puck, Cleopatra, Bottom or Miranda to name but a few… William guides you through the stories and the words, no special training needed (nor a posh English accent).
It is fun, fast and hilarious and will make for a great Shakespeare experience! A dream may come true for some of you to finally stage a Shakespeare character, but please be aware that every show also needs an audience … so if you prefer to take that part we are very happy too! The audience is of vital importance to make the show truly come to life!
*SHAOKE = SHA (kespeare Kara) OKE :))
Get out your picnic hampers and fill them with your home-made pies, tartes, salads and whatever more…. Do take insect repellents, warm clothes etc with you. Grounds open 2 hours before the performance.
Facilities in the grounds
There are toilets available in the grounds of Raadhuis de Paauw.
Specials in Wassenaar
Kaas en Worst – Food truck
with warm and cold snacks and drinks.
If it rains… well, you get wet!
Bad weather does NOT stop the performance.
The show will go on! So dress accordingly.
**Please note STET will NOT provide blankets for hygiene and safety reasons due to current circumstances. So make sure you bring your own blanket from home**
Buy your English books before and after the performances. Rainbow Corner Books is an independent mobile bookshop specialised in the best and most up-to-date English books (for children). The collection is amazing, you will be spoiled for choice!