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Forced Entertainment

(Sheffield/London/Berlin)

Table Top Shakespeare: At Home Edition Episode 1–4

auf deiner Couch & Studio 1

ALL IN/Performance/Theater

Live streams below

Megalomaniac and captivating: it took 30 years and numerous acclaimed, demonized and multiple award-winning productions for the British theatre collective Forced Entertainment to bring the complete works of Shakespeare onto the stage. Since 2016, the collective has toured these 36 Shakespeare plays through 12 countries and presented them to more than 35,0000 people. Including Mousonturm in 2018. After having spent weeks separated by the recent lockdown, Forced Entertainment came up with the idea of replaying all the dramas once more as a nine-week online series using whatever was already in their own kitchens. Whether “Macbeth” (17.09.), “Romeo and Julia” (24.09.) or „King John“ (25.09.), all are performed with a full miniature cast in table top-format starring water bottle, razor blade and pillbox. Watch it either from your own sofa and display or in company in the cozy lounge of Mousonturm via stream.

17.09. Macbeth: Richard Lowdon

The rise and fall of the gruesome twosome Lord and Lady Macbeth puzzles the witches and sets Birnam Wood in motion. Based on a true story!

18.09. Pericles: Cathy Naden

This is your chance! Statistically Shakespeare’s least performed play.

19.09. The Merchant of Venice: Claire Marshall

Zero interest politics: moneylender Shylock doesn’t want money but a “pound of flesh” from his debtor Antonio’s body. And he’s coming to get it.

20.09. A Midsummer Night’s Dream:  Jerry Killick

What joyous loving, hunting, joking, conjuring, cuddling, snogging, scaring and taunting in the forests near Athens, complete with a play within a play and enough characters for every school theatre company.

From the age of 15
Duration: 50 Min
Language: modern English
Livestream via FE-Youtube-Channel, afterwards available
For the streaming at Mousonturm Studio 1 please book a ticket (link above )
On 20.09. artist talk afterwards on Zoom, information on registration follows