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Video Archive

King Lear (2019)
Indiegogo Video
 

From our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign

The Merchant of Venice (2018)
Indiegogo Video
 

From our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign

 
The Winter's Tale (2017)
Teaser Trailer

 

The full video of this production is in the process of being edited.

The Winter's Tale (2017)
Indiegogo Video
Much Ado About Nothing (2016)
Full Show
 

Directed by Michael Downey
Produced by Lauren Ash-Morgan

Recorded on Saturday, June 4, 2016, 7pm

Theater Egg and Nucleus 알과핵 소극장 (Daehangno/Hyehwa theatre district)

Much Ado About Nothing, First Half:

Much Ado About Nothing, Second Half:

Much Ado About Nothing (2016)

Teaser Trailer

Other versions of this teaser are available here and here.

Much Ado About Nothing (2016)
Indiegogo Main Video & Interviews

Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign video for Much Ado About Nothing 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/much-ado-about-nothing-seoul-shakespeare-company#/

Spotlight On: Michael Downey, Director

Spotlight On: Lindsay Bellinger, Stage Manager

Spotlight On: Jamie Horan, Benedick

Spotlight On: Chris Zaczek, Don John

Spotlight On: Heather Moore, Hero

Spotlight On: Charles Jeong, Claudio

Shakespeare 400 (April 23, 2016):
An evening of public readings and performances on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death
 

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, we took a break from Much Ado About Nothing rehearsals to invite members of our acting community and the general public to give readings and performances from Shakespeare.

(Go to Youtube for a full list of scenes and to jump to any particular scene)

Love and Despair: Scenes from Shakespeare (2015)

A small-scale scenes show performed in November/December 2015 to celebrate Seoul Shakespeare Company's 5-year anniversary. It focused mostly on scenes from our past mainstage shows (with many of the original cast members and using much of the original blocking), re-worked for a bare-bones, no frills, intimate production.

 

The scenes focus on the relationship arcs of several sets of characters, with the underlying theme of "Love and Despair." Program #1 (November 28-29) focuses on Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, as their relationship changes and unravels as a result of their actions. Program #2 (December 5-6) focuses first on the play Hamlet and the familial bonds between Ophelia, Laertes, and Polonius, and between Hamlet and his mother, and then shifts to the final scenes of Othello, and the destruction of the relationship between Othello and Desdemona, and between Iago and Emilia. One comedic scene from The Tempest and two scenes from Titus Andronicus are included as well to feature particular actors and add some different shades of color to the program.

 
Love and Despair
Program #1: Macbeth (plus a bit ofThe Tempest)

(Go to Youtube for scene list and to jump to particular scenes.)

Sunday, November 29, 2015 

(Complete recording, recommended version)

Saturday, November 28, 2015 

(Incomplete recording)

Love and Despair
Program #2: Hamlet / Othello (plus a bit of The Tempest andTitus Andronicus)

Recorded on Saturday, December 5, 2015

(Go to Youtube for scene list and to jump to particular scenes.)

8pm Show, 1st Half

Hamlet, The Tempest, Titus Andronicus

(Complete recording, recommended version)

8pm Show, 2nd Half

Othello

(Complete recording, recommended version)

3pm Show, 1st Half

Hamlet, The Tempest, Titus Andronicus

(Incomplete recording. Some sections of this recording are audio only)

3pm Show, 2nd Half

Othello

(Incomplete recording. Some sections of this recording are audio only)

Titus Andronicus, Full Show (2015)
 

Directed by Raymond Salcedo
Produced by Lauren Ash-Morgan

Recorded on Sunday, June 14, 2015, 7pm

Theater Egg and Nucleus 알과핵 소극장 (Daehangno/Hyehwa theatre district)

Go to Youtube for list of scenes and where each scene starts

Titus Andronicus (2015)
Teaser Trailer

Longer teasers including more clips from this show are available here and here.

Titus Andronicus, Moments Backstage

Behind the scenes moments, captured and edited by Laura Jasinskaite

Titus Behind the Scenes: Saturnine runs his lines

Titus Behind the Scenes: Aaron eats a Subway sandwich

Titus Behind the Scenes: Where is Simon?

Titus Behind the Scenes: Warm up!

Titus Behind the Scenes: Face tattoo suggestions

Titus Behind the Scenes: Meet or eat?

Titus Behind the Scenes: Revenge, Rape, and Murder prepare

Titus Behind the Scenes: Body roll!

Titus Behind the Scenes: Titus, it's a video!

Titus Behind the Scenes: Ta-da!

Titus Behind the Scenes: Tamora quick change

Titus Behind the Scenes: Charles signs the stage

Titus Behind the Scenes: "I want a cool song for my video"

Titus Behind the Scenes: Tamora, Lavinia, and burps

Titus Behind the Scenes: Nurse plays a trick on Emilius

Titus Behind the Scenes: Titus poses while Marcus sings his lines

Titus Behind the Scenes: Where to buy boots for the show

Michael Downey (Titus) gives directions to the cast for shoe shopping in Dongdaemun

Thank you to our Titus Indiegogo donors, from the entire Cast and Crew!

Titus Andronicus (2015)
Indiegogo Main Video & Interviews

The main video for our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign: 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/titus-andronicus-seoul-shakespeare-company#/

Spotlight On: Ray Salcedo, Director

Spotlight On: Michael Downey, Actor: "Titus Andronicus"

Spotlight On: Hee Sunwoo, Stage Manager

NG (Outtakes) Titus Andronicus Indiegogo Interviews

The Players Play (2014)
 

The Players Play, an informal night of Shakespearean monologues and music.

July 12, 2014 at Camarata Music Company Studio.

(Go to Youtube for scene list and to skip to particular scenes)

A Midsummer Night's Dream (2014)
 

Directed by Raymond Salcedo
Produced by Lindsey Higgins

May 2014

Kim Dong Soo Playhouse (Daehangno/Hyehwa theater district)

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Full show

Edited by Joel Elliott

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Behind the scenes with Seoul Shakespeare Company

 
Hamlet (2013)
Full show

Directed by Jessica Adel
Produced by Lindsey Higgins

April 2013

Kim Dong Soo Playhouse (Daehangno/Hyehwa theatre district)

Camera by Joel Elliott & Heather Yzaguirre. Edited by Joel Elliott.

Hamlet Promotional Videos

Hamlet audience reactions

Behind the Scenes of Seoul Shakespeare's Production of Hamlet

On Directing Hamlet: with Jessica Adel

Seoul Shakespeare Company: On Being Hamlet

Hamlet Full Show, Scene by Scene

Act I Scene 1

Act I Scene 2

Act I Scene 3

Act I Scenes 4-5

Act II Scene 2

Act III Scene 1

Act III Scene 2

Act III Scene 3

Act III Scene 4

Act IV Scene 1

Act IV Scene 2

Act IV Scene 3

Act IV Scene 5 (Ophelia Mad Scene)

Act IV Scene 6

Act I Scene 1

Act V Scene 1

Act V Scene 2

 
Seoul Filmmakers' Challenge #1: The Taming of the Shrew, Act II Scene 1 (Katherine and Petruchio)

Seoul Shakespeare Company's Filmmakers' Challenge is a competition in which local filmmakers interpret a scene from Shakespeare's plays through the medium of film.  Filmmakers are encouraged to use Shakespeare's original text but are free to rewrite the scene as they see fit.  The result is a wide variety of styles and levels of similarity to, or difference from, the original scene.  The Seoul Filmmakers' Challenge aims to bridge Seoul's thriving expat theater and filmmaking scenes, giving theater actors more opportunities to act on film and encouraging filmmakers to explore Shakespeare's material. 

Participating films were screened August 11, 2012, preceded by a live performance of the scene.  Prizes were awarded for best direction, best actor, and best actress, based on popular vote.

Live performance just before the screening of the films.  Directed by Lindsey Higgins and performed by Michael Downey and Cat Whitehouse.

Simply titled #2 Act 2 Scene 1, this version used Shakespeare's original text and was shot in one continuous take.  Directed by John Weeke and Kevin Lambert.  Starring Daniel Kennedy and Lauren Ash-Morgan.  Winner for Best Direction, Best Actor, and Best Actress.

Simply titled #2 Act 2 Scene 1, this version used Shakespeare's original text and was shot in one continuous take.  Directed by John Weeke and Kevin Lambert.  Starring Daniel Kennedy and Lauren Ash-Morgan.  Winner for Best Direction, Best Actor, and Best Actress.

Taming in the Wild was a popular favorite at the film screening, with its humorous "translations" of Shakespeare's text subtitled below a completely serious performance of the original text--spoken by a caveman and cavewoman.  Directed by Nash Ang.  Starring Miles Meili and Barri Tsavaris.

Miss Kate makes sparing use of Shakespeare's original text, repurposing it to create a very different kind of power struggle.  Written and directed by Heather Yzaguirre.  Shot and edited by Matt Bedford.  Starring Lindsey Higgins and Paul Stafford.

Leading Apes in Hell is a loose interpretation of the original scene, set in a post-apocalyptic world.  Written, directed, and edited by Joel Elliott.  Starring Ross McKenzie and Wendy Taylor.

 
The Tempest (2012)

April 2012 

Sotong Hall (Sinchon)

Directed and Produced by Lindsey Higgins

Scene 1

Seoul Shakespeare Company's The Tempest - Rehearsal

Thank you to our Kickstarter donors!

Kickstarter crowdfunding page: 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bels/seoul-shakespeare-company-brings-tempest-to-seoul

Love Bitten (Audio)

An evening of sonnets set to original music

February 2012   

Venue: Camarata Music Company Studio

Composed and performed by Jessica Adel, Jessica Rau, Zee The Lioness, Grace Szarko, and Lauren Ash-Morgan

 
Love Bitten First Half - Unknown Artist
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Love Bitten, Second Half - Unknown Artist
00:00 / 00:00
Song 1: "Take O Take Those Lips Away" - Unknown Artist
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Song 6: Sonnet 29 "When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes" - Unknown Artist
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Song 2: "O Mistress Mine" - Unknown Artist
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Song 7: Sonnet 40 "Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all" - Unknown Artist
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Song 3: Sonnet 116 "Let me not to the marriage of true minds" - Unknown Artist
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Song 8: Sonnet 18 "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" - Unknown Artist
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Song 4: Sonnet 17 "Who will believe my verse in time to come" - Unknown Artist
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Song 9: Sonnet 109 "O! never say that I was false of heart" - Unknown Artist
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Song 5: Sonnet 63 "Against my love shall be as I am now" - Unknown Artist
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Shakespeare's Gore and Madness (2011)

October 2011

A small scenes performance, performed first at the White Box Theatre and the following weekend at Theater Egg and Nucleus as part of D.Festa Daehangno Small Theater Festival.

Featuring Scenes from:

Titus Andronicus (directed by Patrick Foley)

Julius Caesar (directed by Lex Hall)

Hamlet (directed by Ernest Lee)

Richard III (directed by Lindsey Higgins)

Produced by Lindsey Higgins

Teaser Trailer

By Edward Burgos, Enanoski Productions

Part 1 (Titus Andronicus 1: Lavinia begs for mercy)

Scene 1

Part 2 (Julius Caesar 1: Brutus and Portia) 

Part 3 (Hamlet 1: Hamlet and Ophelia)

Part 4 (Richard III: Queen Margaret's curses) 

Part 5 (Titus Andronicus 2a: Lavinia is discovered by Marcus)

Part 6 (Titus Andronicus 2b: Lavinia is brought to Titus) 

Part 7 (Julius Caesar 2: Cassius and Brutus) 

Part 8 (Hamlet 2: Ophelia Mad Scene) 

Part 9 (Titus Andronicus 3: Tamora approaches Titus, disguised as "Revenge")

Part 10 Curtain Call

Part 1 (Titus Andronicus 1: Lavinia begs for mercy)

Part 2 (Julius Caesar 1: Brutus and Portia) 

Part 3 (Hamlet 1: Hamlet and Ophelia)

Part 4 (Richard III: Queen Margaret's curses) 

Part 5 (Titus Andronicus 2a: Lavinia is discovered by Marcus)

Part 6 (Titus Andronicus 2b: Lavinia is brought to Titus) 

Part 8 (Hamlet 2: Ophelia Mad Scene)  (missing Part 7)

Part 9 (Titus Andronicus 3: Tamora approaches Titus, disguised as "Revenge")

Macbeth (2011)

Directed and Produced by Lindsey Higgins

April 2011

Changgo Theater (Myeongdong)

(as Actors Without Bard'ers)

 

Michael Downey's adventure tour of the Changgo Theater 

During a day off between performances, actor Michael Downey (Macbeth) improvises an adventure tour through the historic Changgo Theater in Myeongdong, Seoul. There may or may not be spirits in inanimate objects in this theater, and he may or may not trap Lauren Ash-Morgan (Lady Macbeth), using Korean Vitamin C drink as bait. (They started dating about a week after this and are now married.)

Macbeth Full Show, Scene by Scene

Prologue and Act I Scene 1 (The Witches)

Act I Scene 2

Act I Scene 3 (Macbeth and Banquo First Meet the Witches)

Act I Scene 4 (Macbeth is made Thane of Cawdor)

Act I Scene 5 (Macbeth Returns Home to Lady Macbeth)

Act I Scene 6 (King Duncan arrives at Macbeth's home)

Act I Scene 7 (Lady Macbeth renews Macbeth's resolve)

Act II Scene 1

Act II Scene 2 (The murder of King Duncan)

Act II Scene 3 (The discovery of the king's murder)

Act II Scene 4

Act III Scene 1 ( Macbeth plots against Banquo)

Act III Scene 2 (The Macbeths begin to fall apart)

Act III Scene 3 (The Murder of Banquo)

Act III Scene 4 (Banquet Scene)

Act III Scene 6

Act IV Scene 1 (The Witches' Three Apparitions)

Act IV Scene 2 (The murder of Lady Macduff and child)

Act IV Scene 3 (Macduff is told of his family's murder)

Act V Scene 1 (Lady Macbeth Sleepwalking Scene)

Act V Scene 2

Act V Scene 3

Act V Scene 2

Act V Scenes 5,7

Act V Scene 8, Epilogue, and Curtain Call

 
The Merchant of Venice, Staged Reading (2010)

November 20-21, 2010

At Ruf XXX (Kyunglidan)

First hour

From middle of court scene to end 

Love, Sex, and Romance
 

A Performance of Shakespeare Scenes

September 2010

Gori Theater (Hyehwa theatre district)

Part 1: Midsummer Act I Scene 1

Part 2: The Tempest Act III Scene 1

Part 3: Henry V Act V Scene 2 

Part 4: The Taming of the Shrew Act II Scene 1

Part 5: Midsummer Act II Scene 1

Part 6: Richard III Act II Scene 1 (Richard and Lady Anne)

 Part 7: The Merchant of Venice Act V Scene 1

Part 8: Midsummer Act II Scene 2

Part 10: Othello Act V Scene 2

Part 11: As You Like It Act III Scene 5

Part 12: Troilus and Cressida Act V Scene 2

Part 13: Much Ado Act IV Scene 1

Part 14: Romeo and Juliet Act II Scene 2 (balcony scene)

Part 15: Midsummer Act III Scene 2