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Forced Entertainment

(Sheffield/London/Berlin)

Table Top Shakespeare: At Home Edition Folge 5–8

auf deiner Couch & Studio 1

ALL IN/Performance/Theater

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.

24.09. Romeo and Juliet: Terry O’Connor

Romeo and Juliet, the grown-up version: they too fall in love, are thwarted and die of despair. Not because of Caesar.

25.09. King John: Cathy Naden

Brexit in reverse: England is at war with the rest of Europe when in the middle of the battle John gives his Kingdom to the Pope. But the Pope doesn’t want it and gives it back again.

26.09. Titus Andronicus: Robin Arthur

Multiple protagonists but only one survives.

27.09. Much Ado About Nothing: Richard Lowdon

Love at first sight or love at the sight of a bank balance? Claudio, Hero, Benedict and Beatrice try to tell the difference between illusion and reality.

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 27.09. artist talk afterwards on Zoom, information on registration follows