Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

The Bard's Sense of Fun Still Resonates

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

The Bard's Sense of Fun Still Resonates

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Byline: Xanthe Coward

TAMING of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies and shares many essential characteristics with the other romantic comedies such as Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night's Dream, including slapstick humour, the use of disguises and deception and a happy ending.

Like the other romantic comedies, The Taming of the Shrew focuses on courtship and marriage but, unlike most of them, it devotes a great deal of attention to married life after the wedding.

Popularised in the films Kiss Me Kate (1953) and 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) it is a favourite with actors and audiences.

The Taming of the Shrew will be directed by Robyn Ernst for The Lind.

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 30 at 7pm at The Lind, Nambour.

Request audition materials via email: thelind.publicity

Pirates of the Panto

Noosa Arts Theatre is famous for its fun and entertaining pantomimes and this month the whole family will enjoy seeing Zac Sparrow sink the ship of Captain Spongebag Roundpants, the nastiest pirate in the world.

When Zac discovers that Spongebag has survived, he sets sail for the Caribbean, in search of stolen treasure.

Spongebag acquires sailors, Poop and Deck, and with surviving crew members, Skull and Bones, they talk their way onto Zac's ship.

They then take over, throwing everyone overboard and all end up on the island of Discomania, ruled by Queen Chaka Khan.

The show opens at Noosa Arts Theatre tomorrow and runs until January 20.

Bookings: or call 5449 9343


Cornwall tells the epic tale of a father trying to accept his own death.

After stealing from the great Captain Colt, Mark is left with an impossible choice that will tear his family apart.

Cornwall is at The Lind, Nambour, from January 5-7.

Bookings: or call 1300 732 764


This performance series will help you explore Shakespeare in and through your body.

By engaging in a traditional approach to working with Shakespeare, you will learn to create characters through stance, gesture, movement and physical theatre technique. …

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