We caught up with Akala after the performance of ‘Richard II’ at Bristol’s Thekla (1st October 2013) to find out more about The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company.
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#105: 'Richard II' by The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company (featuring Akala) @ Thekla, Bristol - 1st October 2013
Tackling the performance of a Shakespearean text is never an easy task, but when you're aiming to reinvent such a work musically, you run the risk of biting off more than you can chew. Spearheaded by intellectual rapper Akala, the ‘Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company’ (THSC) has attempted to conquer such a feat, reworking the dramatic narrative of Richard II to a format suited for live music.
#104: 'Richard II' by The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company (featuring Akala) @ Thekla, Bristol - 1st October 2013
Here are our photos from the brilliant performance of 'Richard II' by The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company at Thekla in Bristol. There will be more content from the evening coming soon!
More information and tickets for their current national tour can be found here - http://www.hiphopshakespeare.com/