Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare: At Home

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Can you do Shakespeare with a can and a brush? Yes, with the talent of the British company Forced Entertainment

Who would have thought that in our kitchen or bathroom we have everything we need to put on Shakespeare’s plays? Can any object become a character? Maybe you’d also need a good narrator. This is no problem for the British company Forced Entertainment. Five years ago, their challenge was to perform all of Shakespeare’s plays with a table and everyday household utensils. With the experience of lockdown, they have adapted this idea to digital format. The audience watches the narrator at home, picking up a can of beer, a toothbrush or oil cruit and, returning to the table, using this domestic booty to perform the comedy or tragedy with lots of humour.

Calendar

All plays will be performed at 8pm (BST until 25th October/ GMT from 26th October) 

 

17/09 Macbeth: Richard Lowdon 

18/09 Pericles: Cathy Naden   

19/09 The Merchant of Venice: Claire Marshall 

20/09 A Midsummer Night’s Dream:  Jerry Killick – followed by a post-show discussion 

24/09 Romeo and Juliet: Terry O’Connor 

25/09 King John: Cathy Naden   

26/09 Titus Andronicus: Robin Arthur 

27/09 Much Ado About Nothing: Richard Lowdon – followed by a post-show discussion 

01/10 Hamlet: Terry O’Connor  

02/10 Loves Labour’s Lost: Robin Arthur 

03/10 The Winter’s Tale: Cathy Naden    

04/10 All’s Well That Ends Well: Claire Marshall – followed by a post-show discussion 

08/10 Richard II: Terry O’Connor   

09/10 Henry IV Part 1:  Jerry Killick 

10/10 Henry IV Part 2:  Jerry Killick 

11/10 Henry V:   Claire Marshall – followed by a post-show discussion 

15/10 Henry VI Part 1:   Richard Lowdon 

16/10 Henry VI Part 2:   Richard Lowdon 

17/10 Henry VI Part 3:   Richard Lowdon 

18/10 Richard III: Claire Marshall – followed by a post-show discussion 

22/10 Measure for Measure: Cathy Naden   

23/10 Corialanus: Jerry Killick  

24/10 The Merry Wives of Windsor: Terry O’Connor  

25/10 King Lear: Robin Arthur- followed by a post-show discussion 

29/10 Twelfth Night: Jerry Killick 

30/10 Cymbeline: Terry O’Connor 

31/10 Julius Caesar: Robin Arthur  

01/11 Antony and Cleopatra: Cathy Naden – followed by a post-show discussion 

05/11 Two Gentlemen of Verona: Claire Marshall 

06/11 Troilus and Cressida: Jerry Killick  

07/11 As You Like It: Robin Arthur 

08/11 Othello: Cathy Naden – followed by a post-show discussion 

12/11 Taming of the Shrew : Claire Marshall 

13/11 The Comedy of Errors: Terry O’Connor 

14/11 Timon of Athens: Robin Arthur 

15/11 The Tempest: Richard Lowdon – followed by a post-show discussion 

Artistic team

  • Idea: Forced Entertainment
  • Direction: Tim Etchells
  • Adaptation: Robin Arthur, Tim Etchells, Jerry Killick, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden and Terry O’Connor
  • Actors: Robin Arthur, Jerry Killick, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden and Terry O’Connor
  • Production: Forced Entertainment
  • With the support of: Kanuti Gildi SAAL; KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen; Künstlerhaus Mousonturm; The Mondavi Center, UC Davis; PACT Zollverein; Romaeuropa Festival; Shakespeare Festival Neuss; Stanford Live at Stanford University; UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance and UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures
  • In collaboration with: Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s 2020 Time-Based Art Festival and Temporada Alta 2020   
New formats
Content available according to the calendar
Price: Gratis

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