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The Third Beauty: Shakespeare's Women

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by Kevin Liepins (subscribe)
A lover of Brisbane, the wonderful Wynnum Manly Bayside, and and the beautiful Scenic Rim. A freelance writer always looking for the new and quirky places and events in my own backyard.
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Outstanding theatre for all Bard lovers
Lovers of Shakespeare must see this masterful performance of the Bard at this world premiere by The Curators Theatre Company.

Shakespeare; The Creators;
Intimate performance

Leave behind your perceptions of theatre and let your mind and body be immersed in this intimate and powerful reinterpretation of Shakespeare's writing with homage to the women in his works.

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An opening procession greats the audience as we stand beneath the arches under the Spring Hill Reservoir building. Three beautifully frocked 'ladies' solemnly walk towards the 'centre stage'. We soon discover these are male actors with one towering at some 7ft complete with long flowing grey beard.

Stunning performances

The audience is introduced to the many female Shakespearian characters from Ophelia to Lady Macbeth, Queen Margaret and Gertrude and Juliet with her immortal words for her Romeo. What follows is a truly amazing 75 minutes of intimate late-night theatre with Shakespeare's work portrayed at his very best.

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It is a wonderful mix and collision of Shakespeare and we are promised and delivered where "Ophelia runs amuck, Lady Macbeth goes head to head with Juliet, Queen Margaret and Gertrude out-queen each other, Rosalind hosts a dating game show between Viola and Olivia, Portia shoots from the hip, Titania turns Helena and Hermia into faerie slaves, Cleopatra reigns supreme and The Witches run rampant."

Shakespeare; The Creators;
Shakespeare at its Best

The three leading actors - Warwick Comber, Andrew Fraser & Patrick Shearer with Director Michael Beh, bring the words of Shakespeare's Women to life with passion and meaning to every word and gesture. Warwick Comber in particular beings an astonishing performance of true empathy characters, complete with his flowing beard and towering stature.

Third Beauty: Shakespeare's Women is an intimate performance as the audience follows the actors as they traverse under the arches. Spring Hill Reservoir is the perfect backdrop for this amazing performance that has ethereal and spiritual undertones.

Spring Hill Reservoir
Spring Hill Reservoir

The Third Beauty performances are on until October 20 as a late night showing following the earlier performance of Julius Caesar.

Tickets are just $28 full price with concessions and discounts available and so exceptional value for this masterful portrayal of Shakespeare.

To book tickets go to The Curators and view the video of a taste of what to expect.

Due to the heritage nature of the venue, there is no wheelchair access.
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Why? The Third Beauty: Shakespeare's Women
When: Until 20 October 2018
Where: Spring Hill Reservoir, 230 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane
Cost: $28 full price.
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