Dogs of War touring schools and museums throughout the Spring of 2014. For details and info contact:
Theatre Institute at Sage
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 518-244-4505.
Shakespeare wrote during the rise of the warrior-poet, a time when the stage was used to promote nationalism by romanticizing war. But the playwright was also keenly aware of the horrors of combat. From kings and princes to paupers and slaves, this 60-minute one-man show explores the Bard’s treatment of military conflict through the words of his soldiers.
Sage Theatre Institute launched its debut and premiere of, “Shakespeare’s Soldiers: The Dogs of War”, a rich, lively and passionate piece about William Shakespeare and his obsession with war. The piece was penned by Sage’s own Professor David Bunce, who has provided brilliant and flawless performances in a number of works, including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and again in Miserables, to name but a few. In“Dogs of War”, Bunce takes his own notes and his own pen in hand and molds Shakespeare’s text to try and interpret Shakespeare’s obsession with war. Indeed, this work is the handshake between Bunce’s own obsession and that of Shakespeare’s. It is a colloquy of American history and Shakespeare, and the messages we are meant to learn from both of them.