Venice, 1574: two charlatans and mountebanks are asked to stage Romeo and Juliet in honour of Henry III Valois who is visiting the city. In a couple of hours, they have to find the right Juliet; a chaste and beautiful maid is needed. They pick out a provocative courtesan, Veronica. The show we attend is an open rehearsal, rich in improvisation acts in the style of "commedia dell'arte."Read More
Struggles of nationality, ambition and gender-inequality set the tone for a different take on Othello. In a landscape of Plastic and Isolation, Othello marries the daughter of an Icelandic entrepreneur. Iago, an ambitious woman, feels betrayed when Othello selects a young man as his next in command. Co-produced by Vesturport.Read More
Dying to Succeed is a whacky show about Shakespeare's iconic characters in today's corporate world. Iago is bitter as Othello doesn't give him the promotion he thinks he deserves; Macbeth is eyeing the CEO's office; and Portia multi-tasks and multi-roles her way around the glass ceiling. Guest appearances by Lady Macbeth, Cordelia, Romeo and Juliet...with a little help from the audience! This is a solo theatre, stand-up and audience interactive performance.Read More
Sintang Dalisay is Tanghalang Ateneo’s rendition of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in the Sama-Bajau dance tradition. A theatrical adaptation of the metrical romance Ang Sitang Dalisay ni Julieta at Romeo by G. D. Roke.Read More
“The Tempest Reimagined is a co-production between the British Council and PETA (Philippine Educational Theater Association). It is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest set on a Philippine island hit by super typhoon Haiyan, and incorporates stories of the storm’s survivors. It features award-winning artists from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), Hong Kong, and Japan.” –description from the British Council websiteRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Cole Porter's popular Kiss Me Kate, a musical based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew was part of the Welsh National Opera's autumn Shakespeare400 Season. WNO Artistic Director David Pountney said ‘It's a marvellous opportunity for us to bring together enormously varied works which Shakespeare’s works have inspired.’Read More
A Cebuano version of the play that was “reset in pre-Islamic Maranao times with character and locale names transposed accordingly. Presented by the Xavier Stage of Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro, the production gave ample play to Maranao folklore and customs as well as to traditional costumes and music.” –blurb from the Asian Shakespeare Association NewsletterRead More
“Shakespeare for everyone: a lot of noise for nothing ", premiered in 2015 in Maringá, and marks the first adaptation of the English classic of the group, in the circus-theater language. According to Pedro Ochôa, the text was chosen due to its characteristic of being universal, to please all the ages of spectators, being able to be appreciated by an eclectic audience. About the creative process, Pedro says that there was enough preparation of the group. "We did a laboratory on Shakespearean language, adapting popular street language and circus techniques, bringing folk songs to live music," he says.
The group Circus Theater Without Canvas also preserved some characteristics of the original assembly, like the characteristics of the scenic space; the scenario as a simulation of a small "Elizabetano" theater with balcony; the participation of the audience, referring to the nobles who attended the pieces of privileged places; the costumes, reminiscent of Shakespeare's costume, as well as live music played by actors in the cast.” (Information translated from http://www.rtvcanal38.com.br/2016/09/13/cine-fenix-recebe-montagem-shakespeare-para-todos/)Read More
An epic double family drama about mothers and daughters, fathers and sons. In Willmott’s production Lear, a Queen with failing mental faculties, finds it impossible to retire gracefully and is cast out by her eldest daughters. Meanwhile the Duke of Gloucester's ruthless son plots to steal his brother's inheritance.Read More