Roman Tragedies

Barbican

Roman Tragedies

17 Mar 2017 - 19 Mar 2017

£45.00 - £45.00

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Set in a conference centre with multiple screens relaying non-stop media coverage, tautly edited versions of Coriolanus, Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra unfold to form one flowing performance. Power, passion, ambition and national interests – this is the political game revealed in all its facets – with video close-ups amplifying the onstage drama.

Revival of Van Hove's 2009 Dutch production of an edited trilogy of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, Julius Caeser and Antony and Cleopatra.

Performed in Dutch with English surtitles

Ages 16+

 

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“Even at close quarters you couldn't see the joins in the performances of Ivo van Hove's ensemble... Smits is utterly compelling.”

David Nice (Arts Desk)

“Positively flies by... Exquisitely weaved together... Epic, real... a thrilling depiction of modern politics. ”

Daisy Bowie-Sell (What's On Stage, Time Out, Telegraph)

“Several electrifying moments... lean, clean, condensed... Still in great shape, the ensemble playing ferocious and purposeful.”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

“Exhilarating... the intent, sweep and drama make this one of the one of the greatest Shakespeare adaptations I've ever seen.”

Mark Shenton (The Stage, London Theatre, Express)

“Extraordinary... An adventure... Turns Shakespearean tragedy into news... A strange, powerful and original immersion.”

Kate Kellaway (Observer)

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