SHAKESPEARE ALOUD

Resume by Year

2016

Director of Music, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (15 productions)

MUSIC

Taming of the Shrew – Composer, Shakespeare’s Globe, directed by Caroline Byrne

Nell Gwynn – Music Supervisor for new play by Jessica Swale in the West End, starring Gemma Arterton

Play On! Shakespeare in Silent Cinema – Music Editor & Conductor, British Film Institute & Shakespeare’s Globe

PUBLISHING

Shakespeare, Music, and Performance (Cambridge University Press). Co-editor with David Lindley. A history of music in Shakespeare since 1585.

ORCHESTRAL

Boston Symphony Orchestra – Director/Adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with Mendelssohn’s op. 21 & op. 61 Incidental Music, Andris Nelsons, conducting. Featuring sopranos Abigail Fisher and Amanda Forsythe, Actors Will Lyman, Karen Macdonald, Carson Elrod, and Antonio Weissinger. Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

Los Angeles Philharmonic – Adaptor of Shakespeare at the Bowl featuring actors from Shakespeare’s Globe to be announced. Performances at The Hollywood Bowl, Bramwell Tovey, conducting.

BBC Symphony Orchestra – Adaptor of a programme featuring actors from Shakespeare’s Globe and Florent Schmitt’s Antoine & Cleopatre. Sakari Oramo, conductor. At the Barbican, October 4th.

EDUCATION

Shakespeare’s Musical Brain – guest lecturer & compere. King’s College, London.

The World Shakespeare Congress – plenary moderator/presenter on the music in Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Globe

2015

Director of Music, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (24 productions)

MUSIC

Farinelli and the King – Music Supervisor for new play by Claire van Kampen in the West End, starring Mark Rylance and Iestyn Davies.

Composer of Romeo & Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe, directed by Dominic Dromgoole in an international tour.

Composer for entrance music for HRH Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace

Over 75 Candlelit Concerts, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe featuring John Williams, Jordi Savall, and many others.

PUBLISHING

Co-editor of The Jon Lipsky Play Collection, Volumes I & II, published by Smith & Kraus.

DIRECTING

Director, Adaptor, Narrator – The Magic Flute at Boston’s Symphony Hall, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Youth Orchestra

EDUCATION

Course Director / Creator – Period Theatre Music semester-long course for players of historical instruments at Shakespeare’s Globe.

HONOURS

NAKFI – The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative: Ideation, Translation, and Realization. Huntington Beach, California.

2014

Director of Music, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (21 productions)

MUSIC

Music Supervisor for Broadway productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III starring Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry (production won 2 Tony Awards)

Composer / Music Director – Hamlet Globe to Globe, a two year tour to every country on earth, Shakespeare’s Globe, Dominic Dromgoole, director.

Guest Conductor – Santiago a Mil and Orquesta Clasica de USACH – Romeo y Julieta programme of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev in Santiago and Antofagasta, CHILE.

Over 75 Candlelit Concerts, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe featuring Anoushka Shankar, Trevor Pinnock, Andreas Scholl, and many others.

EDUCATION

MUSE ON FIRE: SHAKESPEARE & THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES – Live translated to Spanish at the University of Santiago and the University of Antofagasta, CHILE.

2013

Director of Music, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (18 productions)

MUSIC

Music Director, with Trevor Pinnock: Gabriel a new play by Samuel Adamson featuring Alison Balsom and The English Concert, Shakespeare’s Globe.

Music Supervisor for West End productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III starring Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry.

ACTING

Peter and the Wolf – Narrator, Symphony Hall in Boston.  Produced by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and featuring the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Federico Cortese.

DIRECTING

DEPORTED, A DREAM PLAY – by Joyce van Dyke (selections) produced by the Armenian Institute, Shoreditch, London.

EDUCATION

MUSE ON FIRE: SHAKESPEARE & THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES – Featured lecture presentation, Shakespeare’s Globe.

2012

Director of Music, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (8 productions including the Globe-to-Globe Festival)

MUSIC

HAMLET – Composer/Arranger, SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE THEATRE, London
Performed during the World Shakespeare Festival and Olympic season.  Tour includes Spain, Austria, and the US.

Composer for the progress of the Olympic Torch, filmed by the BBC.

RED – Sound Designer, SpeakEasy Stage Company Starring Thomas Derrah, Directed by David R. Gammons
THREE SISTERS – Composer, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Artist Residency)  40′ score for violin, clarinet, accordion, guitar, horn, bass, and percussion.
KING LEAR – Shakespeare & Company Directed by Rebecca Holderness
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – University of Massachusetts, Amherst Directed by Tony Simotes
THE HOTEL NEPENTHE – Remounted at the Emerging America Festival – Huntington Theatre  Co. & ASP

ACTING

Proteus in Two Gentlemen of Verona at Actors’ Shakespeare Project in Boston.

OCEAN BOULEVARD, Lewis (lead) – short feature by Kosmic Films.

CRIMES AND CRIMES, Ed – staged readings at the Cambridge Strindberg Symposium
COMMEDIA AL-AHZAAN (A Comedy of Sorrows), Mansurstaged readings at CUNY (Manhattan) and Radcliffe: Women Making Democracy Conference

DIRECTING

CONCORDANCE -A new play by John Minigan (staged readings) – Boston Playwrights Theatre and Weston High School
Music Director, HAMLET at Shakespeare’s Globe; THREE SISTERS the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

EDUCATION

Artist Residency, University of Wisconsin.  Composer and Guest Lecturer.
Workshops with Shakespeare Now! throughout Boston public schools

AWARDS

IRNE Nomination for Best Sound Design – The Hotel Nepenthe, ASP
Elliot Norton Award Nomination for Best Sound Design – Red, SpeakEasy Stage Company

 

2011

Resident Music Director, Shakespeare & Company

MUSIC

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING – Asst. Composer, SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE THEATRE, London
For Stephen Warbeck, Oscar-winning composer, Shakespeare In Love

TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA – Tanglewood Music Center/Shakespeare & Co.
Sound & Music Design with TMC Composing Fellows and Michael Gandolfi

FIVE SONNETS TO ORPHEUS – Original work performed twice by Aurea Ensemble
CYMBELINE  – Composer/Sound Designer, ASP
LIVING IN EXILE  – by Jon Lipsky, Musician/Music Director, ASP
THE HOTEL NEPENTHE  – by John Kuntz, Sound Designer, ASP
BREAKING THE CODE – Sound Designer, Central Square Theatre
THE HOLLOW CROWN –  Music Director/Musician, Shakespeare & Company
ROMEO & JULIET – Composer/Music Director, Shakespeare Now!

ACTING

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR,  Slender/Fenton – Actors’ Shakespeare Project
AJAX and PHILOCTETES, Chorus – THEATRE OF WAR

DIRECTING

EVERYMANACTOR Original devised work, Shakespeare & Company
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Artist Residency at Brandeis University
THE WATER DREAM (staged reading) with Anthony Rapp, Shakespeare & Co.

EDUCATION

THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES –  Performance Lecture, St. Botolph Club
Workshops with Shakespeare Now! throughout Boston public schools
Workshops w/ ASP inlc. Perkins School for the Blind, Boston Arts Academy

2010

Artistic Associate – Actors’ Shakespeare Project, 
Resident Music Director – Shakespeare & Company

ACTING

HENRY IV, PARTS 1 & 2 [In Rep], PRINCE HAL/HENRY V – Actors’ Shakespeare Project
RICHARD III starring John D. Thompson, Ratcliff/1st Murderer – Shakespeare & Company

DIRECTING

TIMON OF ATHENS – (also Scenic Designer & Composer), ASP
National Endowment of the Arts production grant, collaboration with The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

EYE PIECE – Asst. Director/Music Director, University of Iowa
Assistant to Rinde Eckert, Artist in Residence

MUSIC

THE WINTER’S TALEComposer/Sound Designer, Shakespeare & Company
TONGUES & BONESFirst full-length album released.  shakespeare.org/billbarclay
FROM ORCHIDS TO OCTOPI – by Melinda Lopez.  Central Square Theatre (Cambridge) and the Bethesda Theatre
FIVE SONNETS TO ORPHEUS – World Premiere, Aurea Ensemble (commission)  For String Quartet, Chromatic Harmonica, and Reader.  Rilke/Galway Kinnell
ISLAND OF SLAVES – Elliot Norton Award Nominated Sound Design, Orfeo Group
HENRY IV, PARTS 1 & 2 – Music Director, ASP
FULLY COMMITTEDSound Design, Gabriel Kuttner Productions

EDUCATION

MUSIC IN THE VERSE – Bankside Humanities Lecture Series, Shakespeare & Co.
MUSE ON FIRE; SHAKESPEARE & THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES
Performed at Brandeis University with their MFA Actors, and with ORFEO GROUP at the Boston Center for the Arts

AWARDS

Meet the Composer, for From Orchids to Octopi – National Institute of Health, Central Square Theatre, Bethesda Theatre.
Elliot Norton Award Nomination (Sound Design), for Island of Slaves – Orfeo Group

2009

Artistic Associate – Actors’ Shakespeare Project, 
Resident Music Director – Shakespeare & Company

ACTING

DEPOT – William Willbye & Music Director, devised work at The Mercury Theatre Company, Colchester UK

MUSIC

CALL OF THE WILD – Composer – World Premiere Production – The Olney Theatre Center mainstage.
TWELFTH NIGHT – Composer, Shakespeare & Company
DEPOT – Choir Master, Mercury Theatre Company, Colchester, UK
TOAD OF TOAD HALL – Composer, Irina Brook, director, Shakespeare & Company
SPHERICAL SOUNDS SERIES – Curator/performer – weekly concerts & events at Shakespeare & Company
Weekly private Instruction in Orchestral Conducting with Isaiah Jackson

DIRECTING

WORDPLAY – A World Premiere by Tom O’Keefe and Nate Coleman, Shakespeare & Company
EYE PIECE – Assistant Director to Rinde Eckert – two devising weeks at The University of Iowa

TRAINING/EDUCATION

Dell’Arte School of International Physical Theatre in BALI.
Month-long study in Balinese music, mask, shadow puppetry, and dance

MUSE ON FIRE: SHAKESPEARE & THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES
Featured lecture at Shakespeare & Company with the Berkshire Theatre Festival and Orfeo Group.

Charlestown Working Theatre Residency – weekly Shakespeare class for youths.
Conductors’ Guild Workshop – First Tier Participant – West Chester University.

AWARDS

WINNER – Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship – the nation’s largest grant for actors in the country.
Meet the Composer – for The Spherical Sounds Series of concerts and lectures (curator), Shakespeare & Company

 

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