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Battle of the Bards

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Year 2023

Want to test your skills in treading the boards? Be bold. Be Brave. Be the Bard!

S4A is proud to announce ‘Battle of the Bards’. A dramatic performance competition that requires the performer/performers to be YOUR own director to bring alive some of the most significant theatre pieces ever written by the Bard himself, William Shakespeare. This is about YOUR interpretation and how YOU believe the script should be performed. Battle out against OR with your buddies and show Hong Kong how much talent you have.

William Shakespeare is renowned as the greatest playwright and poet in the whole world. Not everyone has an opportunity to try and perform his work, but this competition allows anyone aged between 8 – 18 years old to try their luck. No costumes wearing, only basic black clothes with only a chair and a prop (if needed) are allowed on stage to bring the work alive. This is acting and storytelling at its’ mesmerizing best.

Finalists will have the opportunity to perform before a panel of professional judges from the field of performance and literature.  Your job is to see how you can connect with your audience through a monologue, duologue or group performance through vocal skills and physical and technical acting skills.

 

If you love performing and believe you have talent, this is your opportunity to make yourself heard.

Open to all ages between 8-18.

Submit your piece by video first, then be selected to enter the finals in April.

Email us now for more details –

Applications close on the 1st of March 2023.

Enquiry Email: battleofthebards.s4a@gmail.com

Enquiry Phone No.: 2520 6613

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What is Battle of the Bards?

For the first time ever in Hong Kong, S4A is proud to announce ‘Battle of the Bards’ - a dramatic performance competition open to all students age 8 – 18 years old held on April 21st - 23rd 2023.

Be YOUR own director and bring alive any play written by the bard himself, William Shakespeare. This is about YOUR interpretation and how YOU believe the script should be performed. Battle out against OR with your buddies and show Hong Kong how much talent you have.

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IMPORTANT DATES

APPLICATION DEADLINE

1st of
MARCH

VIDEO SUBMISSION DEADLINE

31st of 
MARCH

FINALIST
ANNOUNCEMENT

3rd of
APRIL

FINAL
PERFORMANCES

21st, 22nd & 23rd APRIL

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THERE IS 3 CATEGORIES

MONOLOGUE ( 1 PERFORMER - 5 MIN TIME LIMIT)

DUOLOGUE (2 PERFORMERS - 5-10 MIN TIME LIMIT)

ENSEMBLE (3-10 PERFORMERS - 8-10 MIN TIME LIMIT)

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There are NO costumes allowed, ONLY theatre blacks.

1 prop and 1 chair limit for Monologues and Duologues,

3 props and 3 chairs limit for Ensemble performances.

So get creative and start rehearsing!

To find out more, contact Shakespeare4All and apply now!

HOW TO APPLY

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  • Select your category: Monologue/ Duologue/ Ensemble

  • Download our application form on our website or email : Battleofthebards.s4a@gmail.com

  • Submit the Application Form and pay the application fee by 1st March 2023

  • Receive Limited Edition Contestant Pack

  • Choose audition piece (provided by S4A)

  • Submit audition video in .MP4 or .MOV format by 31 March 2022

  • Finalists will be invited to perform in the finals on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of April 2023.

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