SMALL SMATTERING OF LSW LINKS
||The Globe -
In terms of Performance Sites and Shakespeare: this is 'The MAN'. The rest are mere
||Royal Shakespeare Company
- Duty insists: The Queen's offical resource, and the Govenment's choice.
Amazing that so much good can still live within a juggernaut. LSW has been honoured
with guest visits by many key members/Associate Directors, among them Janet Suzman, Philip
Voss, David Tennant, Gemma Jones, Sam West, Lynne Farleigh, Stephen Boxer, Colin George,
Greg Hicks and Estelle Kohler.
||The Alabama Shakespeare
Festival - Starting in Anniston, moving into Montgomery on an estate with a Southern
General's vast fortune, this State (AL) will never be the same. The Civil War's been
||The Shakespeare Theatre
in Washington, DC
Starting as the Folger in the beautiful panelled library
not far from the Capital Building, now moved into a
beautiful new theatre (without the pillars) in a shopping precinct. Shakespeare has
come to 'the people' in Washington.
||New Jersey Shakespeare Festival
- Having survived
Paul Barry, a triumph of matter over mind, this organisation has moved from strength to
||Utah Shakespearean Festival- If you want costumes,
this is definitely the place for you, bettered only by the next link. Oh, and these
Shakespeare Festival -- are pretty too. Of course, if you want scenery,
either will do. To give credit where credit is due, it was designed by God.
||The Stratford Festival: Ontario, CA -
What can one say? Well, one London Times Critic said: 'If the RSC had the
money, this is what they'd look like.' It has had its ups and downs but Dame Maggie
Smith has been known to whisper: 'The Festival Theatre's stage is itself an emotional
experience itself". Starting in a tent with Guinness in Richard III under the
direction of Tyrone Gutherie, the great designer Tanya Mosievitch gave the world a theatre
it has long strove and failed to match. It is hard to imagine that particular brand
of magic striking twice and, with apologies to New Labour, the Dome's will not even make a
||ACTER - A long
standing British theatrical organisation which does much to promote Shakespeare in
Colleges in the U.S., and an active employer of admired British theatrical talents.
LSW Guest, Gareth Armstrong, is an Associate Director, as is LSW Guest David Rintoul and
upcoming LSW Guest Vivien Heilbron
||to New Labour, the Dome's will not even make a dent.
OSC - The Original Shakespeare Company - This is a
wonderful organisation, led by a devoted group of actors and spearheaded by Patricik
Tucker, which seeks to do Shakespeare in as 'original' a fashion as may well be available
to us today. The promotion of the glories inherant in the First Folio have much to
thank this devoted group of artists for their fervent and entertaining promotion of the
aforementioned through skillful active demonstration. Certainly LSW was greatly
privileged to be able to share in a very small slice of the same through a blissfully
pithy guest session led by the esteemed actor and OSC leader, Nicholas Day.
||The Shaw Festival: Ontario, Canada
- Another gift to the theatrical firmament from the Canadian Government. LSW Guest
Barry Morse was fundamental in founding this amazing institution.
||The Roundabout Theatre Company - A
survival story that shouldn't have, but did. An occasional oasis in a frequently
parched desert, wrong it can be but 'it is'. Suriving in the Big Apple on this scale
takes some doing.
||The Almeida - It's
true, Virginia, Artistic Visions can be realised. With no aspirsions raised against
the very talented Ms. Kidman, this is 'true' theatrical viagra. Audiences can and do
join a partnership of joy. To this fact: the Almeida delivers in testament.
Theatre - Where would we be without it? Ask Chris. LSW has been honoured with
many Guest visits from personnel associated with this great institution.
||Chichester Festival Theatre
- Britian's answer to the pretty costume parade and dry spin, with a current sweep
of youthful excitement. Stay tuned.
of Companies - Oh, sod it. They've got more time on their hands than I do - and
they get paid for it!!
||The Cherub Theatre
Company - For over twenty years The Cherub Theatre Company, led by Andrew Visnevski,
who has given two wonderful LSW guest sessions, has forged a dynamic and dangerous
artistic identity, bridging a gap between text-based classical theatre and "total
theatre" combining popular theatre with masque; Commedia dell'Arte alongside the
visually stimulating Eastern European theatre tradition in productions seen in the U.K.
and throughout the world.
||Theatre Nomad -
Led by the remarkable Luke Dixon, a man for whom theatrical fear does not have a
description and whom LSW has been privileged to welcome twice as a guest, Theatre Nomad
has long produced innovative presentations of both classical and contemporary texts.
Luke's production of Macbeth was hailed in South Africa; as was his all-female
production of Hamlet in Paris. Upcoming are a new production of Faust performed by
three actors and a revival of Theatre Nomad's Twelfth Night in early 01 for presentation
in China, the US and Brazil.
||ArtSearch - Looking for gainful production work
in the U.S. Don't bother to travel any further.
||Oh, and while your at it why not dig into some of these.
Yum, yum. Just like the sample counter at Harrods:-
- London Theatre Guide Online
- Official London Theatre Guide
- What's on Stage
- Playbill.com - an invaluable resource
- British Equity - British, that it is - for
- Canadian Actors' Equity - or U.S. -
- American Equity Association
- Gilbert and
Sullivan Archive for the Topsy Turvey Set
- Home Pages of Musicals
- ABWAG to Learn Acting - Information on Acting.
- Theater Services Guide Directory - An
international, on-line directory of businesses, organizations and individuals who provide
products and services to the entertainment industry and/or the general public.
- The Winter's Tale - Costume Designs
by Suk Chang.
- Theater Services Guide
- Theatres - New York, London,
Toronto & International
- Lyrics &
- And now a few Costume designs from Hamlet
- The Really
Useful Company (must be nice to the theatre owners, now mustn't we?
Actors Centre North East Our Friends in the North
Actors Group OurAmerican Cousins
- Amdram Where many
begin and some wish they had stayed
- The Arts Council
of England (One Must)
Those Greeks & Romans have much to answer for
- eCastMe.com Audition
Accents For those leisure hours
- Inland Revenue
Self Assessment For Whom the Hell Tolls
- Jogle's Favourite
Theatre Related Resources A U.S. Listing
On The Web There but for ....
- Regional Arts Boards -
- Technically Speaking
List of Actors & Actresses -
But where am I?
- The Stage & Television Today
- UK answer to 'Backstage'
- Backstage - US answer to 'The Stage'
- Actors and
Websites devoted to British film, TV and stage performers
- Amateur Theatre
in the UK (A to L)
All the Web resources for amateur theatre: organisations and companies (A to L)
- Amateur Theatre
in the UK (M to Z)
Amateur companies from M to Z.
Sites devoted to British theatre directors.
- Colin George, Shakespearean actor, director and
lecturer extraordinaire who LSW has been privileged to welcome not only as a Guest, but as
an active participant in the LSW: Prison Project.
- Musicals (A to
Sites devoted to individual musicals (with titles beginning with letters A to L)
- Musicals (M to
Sites devoted to individual musicals (with titles beginning with letters M to Z)
- Odds 'n' Sods
All those other links that won't fit neatly into any of the other categories.
A uniquely British theatrical tradition
- Production Casting Report -
(PCR) - Some think this an actor's blood-line
Sites devoted to plays or "straight" theatre productions in the UK.
Companies in England
From large organisations like the Really Useful Company to small touring theatres
Drama schools and other institutions.
- Religious Drama
Amateur and professional companies presenting religious drama in the UK.
- School and Youth
UK-based resources for school and youth theatre practitioners
Shakeapearean sites on the Web.
- Technical Links
Lighting, sound and stage equipment.
- Theatres in
Actual theatres and permanently-based companies in England
- Theatres and
Production Companies in Ireland
Covering both Ulster and the Republic of Ireland.
- Theatres and
Production Companies in Scotland
Scottish theatre in all its glory!
- Theatres and
Production Companies in Wales
English- and Welsh-speaking companies and actual theatres based in the Principality
- Theatre History
Theatrical history resources worldwide, as they influence UK theatre
- Theatre News,
Web sites which provide general information on British theatre
- Theatre and
The Arts Councils and other UK theatre-related organisations
University Dramatic Societies
British playwrights - and a few others who have had a major influence!
- UK Theatre Web
- Project 2000
An American site that is creating an archive of Theatre designs on line.
- Virtual Realities.
Part of the University of Kansas they are exploring the use of VR and related technologies
in Theatre production and performance.
- Theatre Links Page
Design and theatre technology
- Sam West - Keeping up with our guests, or at
least, Sam who will be RII at Stratford this summer. 'Must see'!! David
Tennant's Romeo! and Des Barrit's Falstaff. Wonderful LSW Guests all.
- And while we're on LSW Guests, check out Greg
Hicks site. This wonderful actor will be appearing in Family Reunion at the
RSC/Barbican and later in New York, where on 14th May he will do a special LSW NYC
Workout, with Lynn Farleigh also taking part.
- For other info on such LSW Guests as the wonderful Julie LeGrand please check out the
extraordinary site of the Glasgow
- AisleSay is a site dedicated
to reviewing play productions in selected parts of the world.
- The ELAC Theatre Arts Online Library
from East Los Angeles College provides a list of academic theatre resources on the
internet, including plays and playwrights, history, education, career, periodicals and
news, and links to other resources.
- The World-Wide Web Virtual
Library: Theatre and Drama is a collection of theatre links, whose scope aims for the
multi-cultural and multi-lingual. It has several remarkable features, among them an online
index to plays available on the internet (in several languages).
- The Lighting Links page is a
comprehensive set of links to stage lighting and technology.
- The Mousetrap Foundation, those great people
turning plenty into more through industrious encouragement of that potential most vitally
encapsulated within the young for the benefit of us all.
- Theatricopia: Musical
Sites is Jill Hobgood's very comprehensive guide to musical theatre resources on the
||And to steal from the best why not try these if you find you
have a lifetime. However, please don't blame me if you end up losing your job:-
Start Here: Places
that help me the most.
||This, of course, is merely our first pass at a LSW Links Page. We
would be most grateful if you might make any suggestions by sending an e-mail to Londonswo@hotmail.com or by contacting us through
the information on Contacts. Moreover, we would be most grateful if you might include a link to the LSW
pages on your site. Still, in all, you have to start somewhere!!