By John Moore
CultureWest.Org is endeavoring to make short films out of all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets, each featuring actors with Colorado connections. The artistic intent is primarily to further CultureWest’s mission to spotlight the local theatre community and their current or upcoming productions. It’s also an attempt to promote Shakespeare education in a fun way. This is an entirely volunteer project with a proud budget of … zero dollars.
We are rolling out new Sonnet videos … well, as soon as they are completed. Here’s a link to the YouTube playlist that hosts the entire series.
For Sonnet 11, award-winning actor and now two-time mother Crystal Verdon Eisele ponders Shakespeare’s entreaty to beautiful women that procreation is not only their sacred duty but the path to their own immortality. Crystal ponders motherhood gone bad but ultimately concurs “thuo shuoldst print more – and not let that copy die.” Crystal recently appeared in the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s world premiere of “And the Sun Stood Still.”
The Denver Sonnets Project is an ongoing public art project, open to a variety of actors and filmmakers. Another new short sonnet film is posted here every Monday. Please support the Denver Actors Fund at www.DenverActorsFund.Org. Video series by John Moore.
The Denver Sonnets Project is a volunteer collaboration, with limited eligibility requirements for participation. For information on how to register for a future episode, email your interest to John Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed episodes to date (in numeric order):
Sonnets 11: Crystal Verdon Eisel:
Sonnet 144: Cailin Doran, “Two loves I have, of comfort and despair …”
Please consider supporting the Denver Actors Fund at www.DenverActorsFund.Org