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ROYAL WEST ACADEMY’S BARDOLATORS PRESENT WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S TRAGEDY “HAMLET”

MONTREAL, NOV. 25, 2013 - The Bardolators, a group of Royal West Academy students, directed by Doug Floen will be presenting William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Hamlet” between December 3 to 6.

Celebrating their 10th anniversary, the Bardolators is Royal West Academy’s Shakespeare troupe composed of Grade 7 to 11 students who have enthusiastically studied Shakespeare’s tragedy “Hamlet” in anticipation of their upcoming performances.  The students have devoted many hours of rehearsals to this powerful piece of literature under the direction of Douglas Floen, their long-time Artistic Director and founder of the group.  The group is also assisted by retired teacher Sidney Westlake and English teacher Ms. Gloria Koyounian.

“Hamlet” is set in the Kingdom of Denmark and dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius’ brother and Hamlet’s father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king’s widow and Prince Hamlet’s mother.  Dustin Kagan-Fleming, in the lead role of Hamlet, and his fellow actors have worked diligently to perfect their lines and the range of emotions, from madness to overwhelming grief, that are required for telling this tragedy as themes of treachery, revenge, incest and moral corruption are explored.

Regular performances will run from Tuesday through Thursday, December 3-5 at 7 p.m. in the Royal West auditorium.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for students and are available at the door.

The Dinner Theatre performance on Friday, December 6th will begin at 6pm.  Dinner will be served as of 6pm and the performance will begin at 7:30 pm.  Tickets for this showing are $25 and must be reserved in advance by calling 514-489-8454.

Royal West is located at 189 Easton Avenue, Montreal West, H4X 1L4.

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca