450 on 23 April 2014


Kathakali Shakespeare

“I am preparing for a presentation of “Lady Macbeth” that was created in India, last winter, with my teacher S. Balakrishanna, a Kathakali master I have worked with for over forty years and who has also presented his interpretation of the play in Paris and India. Although I do not use typical Kathakali make-up and costume, I use expressions, gestures and motifs from Kathakali, as well as the related style of Koodiyatam. Both of these are theatrical traditions from Kerala that involve highly developed and complicated mime.”

- Anjali



Shakespeare 450 Charity Gala

Proceeds toward the Ottawa Community Coalition for Literacy. Organizers for the Gala: Graduate Students Association of the Department of English. Readings/Performances of Shakespeare’s work, DJ, MC’s, silent auction, 50/50 draw all took place on April 24th, 2014.  For more information, contact: Jennifer Baker at jbake060@uottawa.ca or jennifer.g.baker@gmail.com.

Sesquisharp.  Mark the Music.

Exhibition of vocal and instrumental music spanning 300 years, as well as excerpts from Shakespeare’s works took place on November 1, 2013 at Tabaret Hall. contact@sesquisharp.com

Early Bird celebrations and meditations:

The Department of Visual Arts, Curating for Contemporary Art class (Professor Celina Jeffrey) held an exhibition (Nov/Dec 2013) entitled Passages on the theme of “Death, remorse, betrayal and guilt” including vernissage and exhibition. These Shakespearean themes were conceptualized in art from historical representations to contemporary re-adaptations.