A History of Performing Arts

A History of Performing Arts

Acting isn’t just a job for us- it’s a way of life.  We put on performances to celebrate life and imagination.  Our goal is to thrill future audiences, inspire them, and revel with them.  We also want to bring more awareness to the acting scene, and remind people that there is more to telling great stories, than just going to the movies.Recently, I and several of my colleagues were asked why we decided to become actors.  It wasn’t an easy question to compartmentalize, even there is no other profession I think I would rather be doing.  That’s because there is not one story or one aspect to theatre that I identify with- I love it all.  I also know that in this regard, I am not alone.  My comrades are like-minded, and we all come from a long line of devoted stage actors.

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New Shows to Look Out For

New Shows to Look Out For

With October just around the corner, everyone is getting geared up for Halloween.  We’re no different here at the British Shakespeare Company, and although most of us don’t have harvests to celebrate these days, it’s still an exciting time.  The weather is cooling off, and people are staying out of doors before the winter chill sets in.  Here within the company, we’re using the opportunity to flex our proverbial, and prosthetic claws.  That’s why all this month, we’ll be putting on performances from some of the most celebrated penny dreadful novels, to bring some horror in people’s lives.

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Why We Like Shakespeare

Why We Like Shakespeare

What’s in a name?  If you’re asking about us, then I would remind you that Shakespeare is in our name; after all, we are the British Shakespeare Company.  While we don’t restrict ourselves exclusively to the tales spun by the bard, we would be remiss if we didn’t take a moment or two to explain our appreciation of William Shakespeare.

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The Public Domain Is Making Shakespeare’s Work More Accessible

The Public Domain Is Making Shakespeare’s Work More Accessible

It used to be that people who wanted to discover the works of Shakespeare would have to take a look at all sorts of print books just to learn more about his work. However, today people can easily access every single one of his plays, poems and other pieces of work online in just one space. This is thanks to the works of Shakespeare being in the public domain.

What Is the Public Domain?

The public domain refers to a concept where the intellectual property rights for a publication have expired. In some cases those rights might have not been renewed or in other instances they are not applicable. In the case of Shakespeare’s work, the productions he has made are in the public domain because he has been dead for centuries and wrote many of his works in a time when intellectual copyright law was not all that important.

The key about the public domain is that no one will have to spend any money just to get the rights to stage a play or other production based on the works that are in this field. Simply put, any theatrical group can perform Shakespeare’s work without the risk of getting into any legal issues. In addition, his work can be posted online and made accessible at any time.

Is the Public Domain Useful Anywhere?

The public domain concept may be used in an extensive variety of places but it is important to understand that not all items listed in the public domain may be seen in the same manner in some other countries. Every country has its own rules as to what can and cannot be interpreted as being in the public domain. However, the absence of any copyright registration in one country may determine that something is in the public domain.

What About Monetary Charges?

PlaysNaturally, there are times when people might charge money for public domain works like Shakespeare plays. This is typically for cases when a play is being sold in print form. That is, the text of a play may be incorporated in a book with footnotes, new translations and other features. This is typically for the convenience of those who want to enjoy such works in more places.

Of course, many different productions will have their own copyrights. In some cases new translations might be copyrighted but the original texts that Shakespeare himself had written are not. It is best to take a careful look at what has been utilized when it comes to any adjustments made to Shakespeare’s work as some adjustments may not be in the public domain.

Anything designed specifically with commercial intentions in mind may not be in the public domain. For instance, a remote desktop connection manager from 01com.com is not to be seen as a public domain product. The works of Shakespeare as they originally appear are not commercial products and as a result will be rather easy to enjoy without worrying about spending money or acquiring the rights to it. This is a big part of why so many groups will perform Shakespeare’s works to this day.

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Theatre Companies Are Using YouTube These Days For Many Reasons

Theatre Companies Are Using YouTube These Days For Many Reasons

 

The world of the theatre is a time-honoured tradition that deserves to be shared with as many people as possible. YouTube has made it easier than ever before for people to experience the theatre. Today’s many performance companies are using the site to their benefit. This entails more than just getting the word out to a larger audience. It’s also about explaining just what it is about the theatre performances a company has to offer that makes them as special as they truly can be.

What Is the Theatre Like?

Many of the top videos that such performance companies will upload onto YouTube include ones that express the majestry and beauty of the stage. These videos will show scenes from live performances and stories about the plays that they will partake in.

Many videos will also entail the performers as they discuss their inspirations and what it is about the art form that they love so much. People use these ideas to express the joys of working in the field and how it can really be amazing to watch a show in any event.

Promote Different Events

YouTube has been a popular site for promotional purposes. This is especially the case with theatre companies. They will often post videos promoting the many plays that they are hosting as well as any tours that they are going on. They will talk about the plays that they are performing and why they are so interested in them. Sometimes special reviews of these plays will be incorporated into their videos.

These videos may also talk about how some of the performances that they are going into are unique. Many will talk about the variants that may be introduced in some classic plays, for instance. Stories about the unique atmosphere that a stage show is going to present may also be covered. Anything that profiles what it is about such a show that will make it stand out is always going to be encouraged in any video.

They Showcase the Performers

Sometimes it is the performers who can make centuries-old plays stand out and feel like new again. Many YouTube marketing plans that some theatre companies may use will showcase these performers as it’s a part of YouTube marketing that places an emphasis on individuals. These can include many people including not only the lead stars of a show but also newcomers to the scene.

These individuals will be profiled based on not only their prior experiences but also from the inspirations that they hold dear to them. Many of the best performers in the world of theatre are heavily inspired by those around them or by the characters that they portray. They are devoted to giving their best performances every night.

As a place that can cover many topics relating to the arts, YouTube really is a fascinating spot to explore when it comes to promotional purposes. YouTube can provide anyone with access to some of the best videos about the theatre that anyone can see. These not only promote different touring events to the masses but also showcase just why the theatre is so important to see.

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