Bite-sized Shakespeare

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Be pre­pared for Shakespeare like you have never seen it be­fore.

New the­atre com­pany Shakeitup! is putting on Pas­sion­ate Acts, a col­lec­tion of sexy bite-sized scenes from some of Shakespeare’s most pop­u­lar plays.

The per­for­mance will in­clude scenes from Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopa­tra, The Tam­ing of the Shrew, Mac­beth, Richard III, As you Like It, Much Ado About Noth­ing and A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream.

A com­pany of six will per­form all the scenes in­clud­ing award-win­ning ac­tresses Don­agh Rees and Kather­ine Ken­nard, ac­tor Ja­son Hodzel­mans and re­cent Ac­tors Pro­gram grad­u­ate Moana McArt­ney.

It will take place in dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions at the venue and marks the first full the­atre sea­son to per­form at the Pah Homestead lo­cated in the grounds of Monte Ce­cilia Park.

‘‘This is an op­por­tu­nity for new au­di­ences to re­ceive an ut­terly unique arts ex­pe­ri­ence in Auck­land and for those who have ex­pe­ri­enced The Pah to see it in a new light, as a spec­tac­u­lar back­drop to a fan­tas­tic sea­son of the­atre,’’ Shakeitup! founder Grae Bur­ton says.

Pas­sion­ate Acts

is on for nine nights from tonight at The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wal­lace Arts Cen­tre, in Hills­bor­ough.

Pas­sion­ate role: Kather­ine Ken­nard plays Lady Anne in Shakespeare’s Richard III.

Bite-sized bard, left: Donogh Rees and Alis­tair Brown­ing in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopa­tra.

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