30 Modern Day Bards
Who says Shakespeare’s dead? It may the 400th anniversary of his physical death, but his staggering body of work still inspires young artists today. Deanna Rodger, a former UK Poetry Slam Champion who has written and performed commissions everywhere—from Buckingham Palace to BBC iPlayer— has come to Vancouver to work with established and emerging spoken word poets, exploring how the traditional sonnet can be adapted by contemporary voices to talk about their lives today. Tonight Rodgers’ work with this talented group of modern day troubadours culminates in a performance that would make the master himself proud.
This event is part of Shakespeare Lives, an unprecedented global programme of events and activities celebrating William Shakespeare's work on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016. #ShakespeareLives