Bard Blog Posts tagged Twelfth Night
As the mist rolled in to English Bay on Saturday evening, the actors of Twelfth Night donned their costumes for one last time and took to the stage for the final performance of the season. The packed house was treated not only to a phenomenal final performance, but a very special celebration afterwards - a long standing, closing night tradition where we give onstage recognition to the people who work to make Bard such a special place.
Here is Part Two of some of the funniest, most peculiar and cutest things we’ve overheard in the Box Office this season. Enjoy! Box Office: “Twelfth Night isn’t playing tonigh--” Patron: “Oh my goodness I need better eyes!”Patron: “Well it’s so nice hearing Christopher’s voice that I don’t even mind getting your voicemail!”Patron: “This is for my lady. Well one of them… you know what I mean.”
Guest Post by Rupert Potter
Rupert Potter took his position as British Consul-General in Vancouver in July 2012 and is the British government’s representative in British Columbia, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. His wife and two children join him in Vancouver.
Actor Daniel Doheny jumped straight out of college and on to the BMO Mainstage this year where he is playing no less than six roles in Hamlet and Twelfth Night. Was it luck? Hard work? Good timing? We asked Daniel how he got the gig, and what it’s like to be a young newbie at Bard on the Beach.
It’s your first time performing at Bard; how are things going so far? Is it all that you expected and more?
We’re delighted to have Dr. Nicholas Harrison return to Bard on the Beach for his 16th season as our Fight Director. As a young boy, Nic saw a little movie called Star Wars, an event that would change the rest of his life. Here's his story on how he became a Fight Director and the opportunities and challenges of this season’s plays.
Vancouver is often described as one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in the world. One of the easiest and best ways to take in the views of this fantastic city is by bike (and we’re proud to say that almost all of our actors bike to Bard!) The journey to Bard on the Beach along the seawall is a great way to take in some spontaneous events while travelling at your own pace.
Simon Fraser University Professor Paul Budra, our insightful Bard Explored lecturer, is back this season to help you unravel Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure For Measure and Elizabeth Rex.
Kitsilano girl Rachel Cairns has come a long way from her days at Lord Byng Secondary’s specialty arts program.
It’s your first time performing at Bard this year. What has the experience been like for you?
Wardrobe malfunctions and other technical mishaps are always a possibility during live performance but nothing could prepare the audience for what was about to happen at the Twelfth Night dress rehearsal last night. Our invited volunteers, members, board members and staff streamed down to the Village in Vanier Park, to be this season’s very first audience members!