Shakespeare’s London – Talk by Raymond Boyce, Wellington
Category: Education Institutes / Groups
Date&Time: Wednesday 20 April, 12.30 – 1.30pm
Venue: Wellington Central Library, 65 Victoria St, Wellington
Learn more about Shakespeare’s involvement in London’s life and its theatres from Raymond Boyce, MBE, Hon LitD, a Patron of Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ, he designed the Globe Theatre Hangings made by 500 NZ craftswomen for Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
Over his 50 year professional career he has designed, directed, produced, acted and administered over 200 productions and was involved in establishing the country’s professional ballet, opera and community theatres. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Arts and the Old Vic Theatre School in the UK and in 1953 was invited to New Zealand by Richard Campion to be a resident designer to the New Zealand Players. Dr Boyce has been honoured with an MBE, received the prestigious Governor-General Art Award, an Honorary Doctorate from Victoria University and, in 2007, was created an Arts Icon by the Arts Foundation of NZ.