Opened 4 Oct 2013
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
A composition from Shakespeare's Texts. The central focus of the play is a group of actors, former actors of Shakespeare's Globe, on April 1616. They are performing his works in towns of England as they go to meet the author in Stratford. After the announcement of his death, the actors, chased from the city of Stowe where they were performing, became immersed in the dream and identified with the theatrical roles in a harsh reality under a tempest as that in King Lear. Thus the work has two parts: the pure parts of Shakespeare plays performed by the actors on the stage (mainly from The Midsummer's Night Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, the Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Macbeth, Richard the Third, and King Lear) and the life of the actors themselves, which is a phrase-per-phrase embroidery of Shakespeare's works, love scenes, scenes of taverns, enjoyment, fun, quarrelling, etc. This embroidery of phrases is a composition from As You Like It, A Midsummer's Night Dream, Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, Love's Labour Lost, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Richard the Third, Timon of Athens, Julius Caesar, Othello, Two Gentlemen of Verona, King Lear, The Tempest, and quotes from other Shakespearean plays.