April 30 2020

Simon doing Shakespeare

I love Shakespeare. I love the mix of poetry, humour, philosophy, old english language and universal human emotion.

For my 30th birthday I hosted a Shakespeare-themed costume party, where I insisted on no speeches. Instead, I asked my friends to perform scenes from my favourite Shakespearian plays (you can see one of my performances at that event down below).

Over the years I have had the wonderful opportunity of studying Shakespeare, performing Shakespeare, directing Shakespeare and even training others in Shakespeare.

Back in 2003, I even started a theatre company called The Backyard Bard with the original idea of performing Shakespeare in people’s backyards, and the very first show under The Backyard Bard was a production of Othello that I edited, directed and performed in (you can watch in in full below).


Simon’s Shakespearean Performances

The Opening Speech of Richard III (Act 1, Scene 1)
Bottom’s Speech from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Act 4, Scene 1)
Egeus’ Speech from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Act 1, Scene 1)
St Crispin’s Day Speech from Henry V (Act 4, Scene 3)

Shakespearean Productions I have performed in over the years:

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Macbeth
  • Hamlet
  • Othello
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018)

Othello – directed by Simon Camilleri

Othello – Part 1 of 2
Othello – Part 2 of 2

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