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Paul Kelly Does Shakespeare

This rose, by another name, really doth smell as sweet.
By Kayla Larson
April 18, 2016
By Kayla Larson
April 18, 2016

The Wheeler Centre is firmly securing their place as the best in the business, with both their latest program and their newest storytelling act: Paul Kelly does Shakespeare.

From very early on in his career, Kelly has been recognised as one of the most significant singer/songwriters in the country. And for a man often regarded as the bard of modern Australia, it shouldn't be all that surprising that his most treasured possession is, in fact, a three-volume collection of Shakespeare's works.

Bringing the OG bard to our door with this one-off Saturday session, Kelly will be performing his own takes on Shakespeare's poetic explorations of love and lust through his latest album Seven Sonnets & A Song — a tribute to the legendary playwright.

So gather your wits and woes about you, for as the clock strikes midnight in Stratford-upon-Avon — marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death — Kelly will be making sweet musical gravy to our ears with the forces of Alice Keath and Vika and Linda Bull.

The morning session promises not only to be a special performance of Kelly's new album, but also a discussion of one bard's affinity for another — and thou dost be a fool lest you neglect a ticket.

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