Margaret of Anjou, By Jove Theatre

A takeover of Battersea’s Gallery on the Corner - combining live performance with installation art - to tell the story of Shakespeare’s infamous She-Wolf of France. The text is pieced together from the War of the Roses tetralogy, with some additional new writing.           

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Macbeth, The Vagrancy

Haunted by the prophecies of three nightmarish witches and bolstered by his ambitious wife, Macbeth's thirst for power propels him down a path of tyranny, murder and madness. Featuring butoh-inspired choreography and gruesome stage combat, Hart's aggressive cut, set in a mythological Scotland, promises to be an unnerving and eerie fusion of classic and modern futility.

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Lucrece, The Auckland Shakespeare Company

The hotly anticipated debut from the Auckland Shakespeare Company is here. Lucrece is a reimagining of Shakespeare's darkest poem, The Rape of Lucrece. Working from the original text, four actors take you on the heart stopping journey of Lucrece, the chaste wife of a noble lord, who is sexually violated in her own home by Tarquin, a Roman prince. As a result she commits suicide and her body is paraded through the streets of Rome.    

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Richard III (La tragedia di Riccardo III), Marionettistica Fratelli Napoli

Founded in 1921 by Don Gaetano Napoli, Marionettistica Fratelli Napoli is a family run company specialised in the traditional Sicilian puppet theatre called Opera dei Pupi. The creative cast is almost exclusively made up by family members and they also cover all the roles of performances.

The Fratelli Napoli’s adaptation of Richard III is the distinctive result of the traditional Opera dei Pupi, the Sicilian Puppet Theatre. Therefore, all characters act according to that tradition. For instance, Richard III’s interpretation is heavily influenced by that of Gano di Magonza, the stock character which is the villain par excellence in the epic poem The Song of Roland, the favourite and most represented adaptation of the Opera dei Pupi.

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Macbeth – This is Another Exorcism (맥베드 – 이것은 또 하나의 굿이다)

An empty stage, once looked as if only faded grey could exist, returns to life with the breath of actors, now contantly stirring and full of energy. Macbeth, an immortal story, will deeply resonate within the audience as the play transforms into a Gut (the exorcist ritual performed by Korean shamans) through voices and movements of highly trained actors, painting its scenes with sensibility of East and West and of all ages.

Macbeth - This is Another Exorcism has been selected to be performed for the 2016 Seoul Performing Arts Festival.

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Coriolanus, Red Bull Theater

“The streets are full of protest. Economic inequality strains the social fabric. Debates rage throughout a nation riddled with dissension and distrust. It’s election year in Rome, 493 B.C.E., and as unscrupulous politicians manipulate public opinion, the hypocrisy and humiliation of political campaigns drive away the country’s finest. But beneath this political drama looms the personal tragedy of one principled man’s emotional blindness.” –- information from the Red Bull website

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Lear, Irish Modern Dance Theatre

Lear, Irish Modern Dance Theatre

An evocative re-interpretation of Lear choreographed by John Scott and featuring Valda Setterfield, one of the world’s most acclaimed postmodern dancers. A trio of male dancers play the daughters to Setterfield’s king, as the performance shifts effortlessly between movement and spoken dialogue, between Shakespeare’s text and the heartbreaking realities of aging in our contemporary world.  

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Lear/Cordelia, 1623 theatre company

Lear has dementia. His children never visit him. He forbids it, ever since they betrayed him and he disowned them many years ago. So what happens when Cordelia - his youngest, whose betrayal was the greatest - knocks on his door? Why has she come back? What's her story? And is there any chance of reconciliation?

Lear/Cordelia is an experimental double-bill: a radical reworking of Shakespeare's King Lear followed by Cordelia, a new play from the perspective of Lear's youngest daughter.

Digital projection-mapping combines with Shakespeare and new writing to open up the emotional landscapes of a man with dementia and the woman who tries to reconnect with him.

Lear/Cordelia pilot production is based on our research-and-development project that explored King Lear in the context of dementia through participatory research.

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Macbeth, University of Nevada UNLV Conservatory

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre kicks-off the Halloween season with Shakespeare's ghostly Macbeth October. 14-30 in the Black Box Theatre. Darren Weller directs. A Scottish general receives a prophecy from three witches that changes the course of his life. Driven by ambition to become King, Macbeth will kill anyone that gets in his way. Paranoia, deception, and treachery consume Macbeth and his wife, as they come to terms with his prophesied fate.

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The Tempest, Theatre at Monmouth

"This season, Theater at Monmouth’s Shakespeare in Maine Communities Tour brings classic literature to students across Maine with an 80-minute version of The Tempest. The text was adapted to streamline the plot and help students connect more strongly to Shakespeare’s verse, themes, and relevance to a modern audience. Shakespeare in Maine Communities’ workshops and extended residencies offer students the opportunity to study, explore, and view classic literature through performance."

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Romeo and Juliet, Lovers and Madmen 

“Lovers and Madmen is a Los Angeles based Theatre Production company. producing the works of Shakespeare as well as other classical and modern writers. We perform all over the Los Angeles Area and bring artistic integrity, quality, and vision to everything we do. We have worked with the cities of Los Angeles, West Hollywood, and Pasadena to help bring free Shakespeare in the Park to communities and families across the city.”

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Macbeth? Fatebenesorelle Teatro

This show was designed as a site-specific staging of Macbeth, in the wardrobe of Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza. In this space the directors wanted to recreate the crudeness of the contemporary world in juxtaposition with the rich beauty of the Basilica itself. Their version of Macbeth, as they remark, stresses "the radicalism of evil of the human soul, which leads to deceit and folly, in a constant contrast between the supernatural and the deviant interpretation of reality."   

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Hamlet, Inner Circle Theatre   

To quote the play, ‘something is rotten in the state of Denmark’ and yet, ‘there is no thing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.’ Accordingly, this production is far from ‘traditional.’ Zeroing in on divergences of perception and reality, of thoughts and actions, director Matt Hill and Inner Circle Theatre stage a multimedia adaptation of the 400-year-old classic.

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W.S. Tempest, Teatro del Lemming

W.S. Tempest is the third episode of a Shakespearean 'trilogy of water' that Teatro del Lemming has worked on in the last few years. During the performance, the whole Shakespearean corpus is evoked, as if its characters were small fragments of ourselves. W.S. Tempest is the telling of a shipwreck which initially occurs in the mind of Prospero/Shakespeare who, from the sea depths, evokes its characters as if in rapture.

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The Tempest, Bedouin Shakespeare Company

Bedouin Shakespeare Company’s production of The Tempest aims to make Shakespeare’s play accessible and entertaining to an audience largely composed of students. The production, characterized by spare staging, emphasized the comic and magical dimensions of The Tempest, the third Shakespeare production the company has brought to the UAE since 2012.

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Shakespeare in Armenia

In this post, three reviewers report on a Twelfth Night and a Julius Caesar in Armenian translation, a comic Iranian version of Macbeth, and a Shakespeare-themed dance performance, as the Armenian Shakespeare Association's conference Shakespeare 400: The Enigma of Endurance coincided with the annual Shakespeare Theatre Festival in Yerevan.

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Hamick (함익), Seoul Metropolitan Theater    

Hamik is a female Hamlet. She is the only daughter of Maha business group and a professor who majored in Shakespearean tragedy in the UK. She suspects that her mother, who took her own life 20 years ago, was in fact killed by her father and step mother. When she directs Hamlet in her school, her real world is mixed up with that of the play.

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The Lovers, Naturalis Labor

The Lovers is inspired by the stories of well known Shakespearean couples. It is a site-specific performance investigating the tortuous tensions which give spaces, relationships and events an erotic dimension and which become unexpected ground for love. A poetic, raw and sometimes grotesque exploration inside the human being, where sensuality can be grafted in the darkest passions, in the most difficult conditions or in the playful taste of pleasure.

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