On Friday 11 October, Paul Leverenz and Dr Duncan Driver sat down to talk Shakespeare with Managing Artistic Director of Sport for Jove Theatre, Damien Ryan. This is part 1 of that discussion.
We discuss the ongoing value of Shakespeare and that it doesn’t have to be visually transformed or modernised to be compelling. The only way Shakespeare is not relevant is to be performed badly.
Damien comments on A Midsummer Night’s Dream which is about “a world which has been destroyed by a dysfunctional relationship. It is a profoundly human story about parental conflict.”
We discuss a myriad of subjects including Damien’s introduction to the acting scene, the darkness and motivations of Othello, Sport for Jove’s education program and the great benefits of outdoor theatre.
Sport for Jove Theatre is performing Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night in Sydney this summer from December 2019 through to March 2020.