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Online reading: “Henry IV” by Luigi Pirandello

Tagora members and friends are invited to take part in – or just listen to – an online reading of Henry IV by Luigi Pirandello on Sunday 21 February at 11.00. About the play After a fall from his horse during a Carnival pageant, an unnamed Italian aristocrat believes he is the obscure medieval German emperor Henry IV and is placed by the family in a villa with four valets, pretending to be his “private counsellors” – Landolph, Ordulph, Harold and the newly recruited Berthold. Continue reading →

The other RADA

Tagora members who attended our AGM will remember that we discussed the possibility of “staging” performances online, using Zoom or similar applications. Well, great minds think alike; and the Riviera Amateur Dramatic Association (the other RADA, geddit?) is offering an online production of Lysistrata by Aristophanes. Continue reading →

We’ll meet again…

… but for the moment, Covid oblige, it will be online. Tagora’s annual general meeting will take place on Sunday 22 November at 11.00. It’s a chance to review past activities and to look forward to the future. And also to elect the new committee (for which nominations are invited). The meeting will be held by Zoom. You will need a computer or a telephone. A camera is useful, but not essential. If you want to attend, please e-mail agm@tagora.eu in advance of the meeting. Continue reading →

Uncertain times

We announced in June Tagora’s plans to stage the Merchant of Venice towards the end of 2021. However, in these uncertain times it is becoming clear that it is impractical to continue planning for a such a production. Restrictions on gathering together in large groups, and on access to rehearsal spaces, look as if they will continue for some time. As an alternative, we propose to work on a revue inspired by aspects of Shakespearean theatre – past, present or future. The show should, in Continue reading →