Andrew Hilton, one of Britain’s leading Shakespearian directors will be giving a lecture at The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution as part of the institutions annual celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday.
At a time of austerity, when arts funding is increasingly under threat, there is much to be learned rom the founder of ‘Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory’. His bare and simple approach to Shakespearian performance not only manages to keep overheads down, but also ensures the focus is kept firmly on the performance rather than the peripherals.
Hilton’s minimalist approach to Shakespeare makes even the great experimentalists of the 1960s, such as Peter Brook, look positively fussy. It is perhaps no wonder then that his company won the ‘Empty Space Peter Brook Award’ in 2001, an award recognising pioneering concepts in theatre.
Tickets are £2 for BRLSI members and students, and £4 for non-members.
The lecture is being organised by The Bath Shakespeare Society.