Covid cancels Dartmouth Shakespeare Week but new film released for free
Dartmouth Shakespeare Week has fallen foul of coronavirus, but instead, a free film is about to be released.
In order to get your fix of Shakespeare and the talent on show at Dartmouth Shakespeare Week, Brief Chronicles is what you need.
The Inn Theatre Company have been presenting Dartmouth Shakespeare Week at Dartmouth Castle for eighteen years and in order to fill the hole left by the lack of their planned Much Ado About Nothing this year, the team got together to film Brief Chronicles, filmed and edited by Arwen Stickland.
Filmed at Dartmouth Castle in June, while adhering to Covid-19 guidelines of course, Brief Chronicles is a "love letter to Shakespeare, Dartmouth, actors everywhere and everyone who loves theatre", according to organiser Max Marme.
a love letter to Shakespeare, Dartmouth, actors everywhere and everyone who loves theatre
Max explained that the film will be free to watch and accessible to everyone. He said: "We will, however, have a GoFundMe page launched at the same time and if people feel moved to bung us a couple of bob, then that would be great too. But, that is entirely voluntary and NOT a prerequisite of being able to watch the film!
"We're doing the donation thing for a couple of reasons, to try and recoup a little of the production cost and to help us keep our heads above water. We receive absolutely NO external funding whatsoever, everything is paid for from ticket sales, advertising and few lovely people we call Friends, who donate to help us keep doing what we do.
We receive absolutely NO external funding whatsoever, everything is paid for from ticket sales, advertising and few lovely people we call Friends
"We still have to pay out for yearly costs - insurances, storage, website etc etc etc - and then start looking forward to 2021 and starting the process for that year's Dartmouth Shakespeare Week."
If you would like to donate to The Inn Theatre company, visit their GoFundMe page here.