18th June - 8:30 pm to 9.40 PM
Duration: 70 mins
SHAKESPEAREWALLAH - A Tribute to Genius
Commemorating 400th Death Anniversary: 1616-2016
Acclaimed at STRATFORD UPON AVON ARTS Festival
Conceived and Enacted by SALIM GHOUSE
An old Actor Clown reminisces about Life and Art after his Swan Song. An inspired performance of a lifetime unfolds, interspersed with characters from the Bard of Avon's genius, echoing the Creative Truth behind the Artistic Impulse: When does Life end and Where does Art begin?
This Solo Tour de Force, which had its World Premiere at the Stratford Upon Avon Festival in 2014, won huge acclaim from critic and cognoscenti alike.
"SHAKESPEAREWALLAH is a tribute to the genius of SALIM GHOUSE...A performance that any Shakespeare lover or anyone interested in aesthetics, ethics, epistemology, logic and metaphysics, should not be missing...The piece itself is delivered with true emotion and deep reflection which instill a feeling of tranquility and great understanding...As you leave you can’t help but be affected by the impact of this piece – as RUMI said: 'Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. ”
SANDY HOLT (EDITOR - STRATFORD HERALD)
“A one man virtuoso piece written and performed by Salim Ghouse...words can't express the magic that this man conjured up…a brilliant and fitting tribute to Shakespeare.”
FRANK BRAMWELL (WRITER / THEATRE MAKER)
“Just watched the incredible Shakespearewallah...You must see it. Truly inspiring Salim Ghouse!”
INGRID STEVENS (POET / TRANSLATOR)
32nd Anniversary: THE PHOENIX PLAYERS - SILVER JUBILEE SHOWS!
Actor Director Mentor SALIM GHOUSE, co-founded THE PHOENIX PLAYERS in 1984 with ANITA SALIM; both alumni of the prestigious FTII at Pune.
He is a renowned multi-lingual professional working in Film, Theatre, Television & Radio; who has performed at Edinburgh, Prague, Dublin, Lahore & Stratford Upon Avon Theatre Festivals.
He is a Grandmaster in Martial Arts & Healing Sciences from Okinawa Japan, China & India. Cooking is a private passion. Work & Play are One.