About Filter Theatre’s Twelfth Night:
Filter’s Twelfth Night is a radically cut fast-paced version of Shakespeare’s most loved comedy.
Nothing is hidden. Everything is revealed. In this informal production, the stage is awash with cables, costume changes occur in front of the audience and performance decisions are made on the hoof.
With the feel of joining a sophisticated jamming session, Twelfth Night is constantly shifting, never the same twice.
Filter approach this show with their trademark fusion of sound, music and narrative drive, creating live chemistry between actors, audience, text and sound that explodes into a vital and exhilarating theatrical experience.
About the Writing Contest:
The British Council in partnership with Pan Macmillan, India, are offering a chance to schools to participate in a writing contest that interprets Shakespeare's most witty production Twelfth Night in a modern context.
The Contest Details:
How would you interpret Shakespeare’s most witty and satirical play Twelfth Night in today’s context? Imagine the story of Viola, Sebastian, Count Orsino and Olivia set in the 21st century and tell us about it no more than 300 words. Write a script, poem, or a story within the word limit.
You may use a reference to real-life people or fictional characters.
Terms & Conditions:
- This contest is brought to you by British Council in partnership with Pan MacMillan, India.
- The contest is open only to schools and children between 13-18 years of age.
- Participants should email their entries to: shakespearelives_IN@britishcouncil.org
- The deadlines for entry vary as per the region. See below:
|Regions||Cities||Deadline for receiving entries|
|North||Covers all schools in north India||23 November|
|East||Covers all schools in east India||30 November|
|South||Covers all schools in south India||5 December|
|West||Covers all schools in west India||11 December|
*Any entries beyond the deadline will not considered.
- Four lucky winners from each region (North, South, East & West) will win exciting prizes.
- All participants/ entries will be given the chance to watch one performance of Twelfth Night in a city nearest to them.
- Winners for each region will be announced on December 14 (after contest closes) on the basis of creative responses. British Council India reserves the right to disqualify any participant / even the winners if it has reasonable reasons to believe that the participant/ winner has breached any of the 'Terms and Conditions' of the contest.
- Winners will be sent the prizes by courier on December 18 after receiving their address.
- British Council India reserves the right to choose another participant/ winner in the event of disqualification/rejection of any of the participant/ winner.
- British Council India may, without advance notice cancel, suspend or postpone the contest at any time at its sole discretion.
- Winners will be notified directly or via their host schools. Individuals will be informed to mail the required details like proof of national identity, PAN details, address proof etc. Gift/ prize will be given to the winner only after complete verification.
- In case the declared winner denies accepting the prize, British Council India holds the right to disqualify that prize totally.
- The reward, cannot be exchanged, converted, transferred, assigned in favour of other, or combined with any goods, cash, person or scheme respectively in any circumstances.
- All taxes (FBT/TDS/VAT / Registration/ Insurance/ Income Tax etc.) if any, shall be borne - by the winning participant.
- We may change these conditions from time to time without prior notice. It is the user’s responsibility to check regularly, in order to ascertain if any changes have been made to these Terms and Conditions.
- Entries which are not under the contest criteria brief will not be eligible to win.
- Gift/ prize will be disclosed to the winner only. British Council India holds the right to change the gift/ prize without prior notice.
- In all cases British Council India will not be held liable if the Prize does not reach the Winner for reasons beyond our control.
- British Council India’s decision of winner will be final and binding.