8 Tuesday October302018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SOUTHERN VIEW Love of Shakespeare gets Ruby to UK Globe Theatre beckons for Cashmere actor • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding THE WORK of William Shakespeare hasn’t always been a passion for Cashmere’s Ruby Anderson. But wanting to jump at any opportunity to perform, she was drawn into the playwright’s theatrical work when she took part in the national SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare festival last year. Now Ruby, 17, has been selected alongside Christchurch Rudolf Steiner School student Quinn Kueppers to travel to London to take part in an intensive theatre programme based around the Shakespeare’s work. The St Margaret’s College student said since taking part in the festival, she had fostered “such a love” for Shakespeare. In fact when she took part in it again this year, she was compelled to direct and perform a piece from Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It alongside fellow student Emily Stewart. The work was recognised with a range of awards in both the ON STAGE: Quinn Kueppers (second from left) and St Margaret’s College student Ruby Anderson (third from left) performing William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew at the SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production. PHOTO: LARA MACGREGOR regional and national sections of the festival. “I think Shakespeare for young people is dubbed as non-relevant for people or maybe not accessible to a young generation but I think that stigma is just so wrong,” she said. She said the way his work has lasted so long throughout history is unlike any other author and it is a testament to his work and longevity. Ruby and Quinn will join 24 students from around the country in the Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand Young Shakespeare Company. The students will travel to London in July. Quinn said just seeing London will be amazing, but he is SCHOOLS looking forward to working with the directors and performing at the Globe Theatre the most. They were selected from 48 students who took part in the SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production at Dunedin earlier this month. The 48 students were whittled down from 5000 who took part in a series of national SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare festivals. Ruby said she already has a good bond with the other students travelling to London and is excited to work with them again. “I am absolutely humbled I have been selected for such an opportunity,” she said. Established in 1991, the programme has seen 520 students travel to Shakespeare’s Globe in London. The theatre is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre which was built in 1599 by Shakespeare’s company Lord Chamberlain’s Men. The twoweek theatrical programme will see the students take part in 12 rehearsals with Globe director Tim Walker before they perform for the public. JOIN US NOW! See website for details AMAZON Men’s Tee’s and Singlets 2 for $50 and Men’s Shorts 2 for $80 (T&Cs apply, Ends 7th Nov) BENDON $15 Bra Sale!!! (Selected Styles) (T&Cs apply) TAROCASH Shorts 2 for $50 (Selected Styles only, T&Cs apply, Ends 4th Nov) THE BAG LAB Reversible Fashion Bags Were $129 Now $40 (T&Cs apply) STYLES MAY DIFFER TO IMAGE SHOWN PETER ALEXANDER Take a further 50% off lowest marked price on selected styles CUTLER & CO Shoes RRP $229.95 Now $99.95 (Selected Styles, T&Cs apply) K&K 40% off Lowest Marked Price (T&Cs apply) Sign up to Smart Deals & be in the monthly draw for a $100 Dress-Smart gift card! Be one of the first to hear about the latest deals, sent straight to your inbox each week! CHRISTCHURCH 409 Main South Road, Hornby www.dress-smart.co.nz Open 10am-5pm, 7 Days 03 349 5750
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