This spring, following the Covid 19 lockdown, Imaginarium actors past and present were invited to participate in an online Shakespeare film project exploring monologues and presenting them in domestic or lockdown settings; whether that be in the garden, walking the dog, on a shopping trip, cooking dinner, cleaning the house, home-working on zoom, or relaxing in the bathtub.
Actors were invited to participate in an 8 weeks of text and voice workshops with Royal Shakespeare Company Associate Director Michael Corbidge and Imaginarium Artistic Director Gaynor La Rocca to explore their chosen texts.
Tripods and microphones were dropped on doorsteps and actors recorded themselves performing their monologues. We provided online feedback and direction and the final films are presented here.
We are grateful to have received crisis funding from Arts Council England and Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council which made this project possible.