We may be unable to produce live theater for a while, but our artists are still keen to create! Shakespeare from Home is an exciting new series featuring TIP actors “at home” with some of the Bard’s most intriguing monologues! In this episode, Rian Zeleny performs one of the most famous comedic monologues of all: Viola’s “ring speech” speech from Act II scene 2 of TWELFTH NIGHT. Enjoy!
Read the full text of the monologue here.
About Rian Zeleny
Rian is a teacher in Tokyo and has been a regular TIP fixture for the last few years. Notable roles include Valentine in THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA and Shen Te/Shui Ta in THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN. Rian is so thankful to have the Shakespeare From Home project to keep the theater spark alive in these uncertain times, and hopes to be able to perform live for everyone again soon!
The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown the performing arts into crisis worldwide. Since we announced the postponement of our May 2020 production of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA, many people have reached out to ask how they can help through these rough waters. In fact, we’ve already managed to raise nearly half of the ¥1 million required to offset the cost of cancelling our performance venue reservation. If you are willing and able to make a gift to TIP in any amount, please visit the donations page on our new and improved website. Thank you so much for your support! https://www.tokyoplayers.org/donate