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TITUS ANDRONICUS, MEASURE FOR MEASURE, OTHELLO and More Coming Up This Month at Prague Shakespeare

Prague Shakespeare Company has announced its November 2016 news and events. Scroll down for details!


Titus Andronicus - TWO NIGHTS ONLY - 4 & 5 November
4, 5 November at Divadlo Kolowrat at 19:00 (7:00pm)
Prague Shakespeare Company and 10.22 Productions present
Titus Andronicus
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Dan Brown and Amy Huck

Gotho-Roman, smack-down , 5-round, wrestling revenge fest to the death! Titus Andronicus: book your ringside seat for Shakespeare's earliest, bloodiest tragedy!

Starring Peter Hoskings with Jeff Fritz, Sinead Phelps, Vanessa Gendron, Jared Doreck, Michael Pittham, Amy Huck, Marc Cram, Victor Dohlsten, Benjamin Peguerro, Scott Lipman, Daniela Hirshova and Bob Boudreaux

Performed in English with Czech surtitles by Martin Hilsky

BOOK TICKETS NOW:
4 November at 19:00 (7:00pm)
5 November at 19:00 (7:00pm)

Partners of the production are Kolowrat-Krakowsky family, the City of Prague, International School Prague, the British Embassy Prague, and Barrandov Studio a.s.

Troilus and Cressida - ONE NIGHT ONLY - 8 November
8 November at the Swan Divadelni Klub at 19:00 (7:00pm)
Adapted from William Shakespeare by Azadeh Mohammadi
Produced by Poisoned Cherry Company & Prague Shakespeare Company
Directed by Azadeh Mohammadi
Dramaturgy by Julek Neumann
Limited Seating.
200Kcz per person
For reservations email: tickets@pragueshakespeare.cz

Theatre scholar Jan Kott in the 1960s called Troilus and Cressida one of the biggest problem plays by Shakespeare. Although presented as tragedy, none of the protagonists die; cynicism of the text is overwhelming. Fascination with the Trojan War that was accompanying European civilisation throughout the medieval times gets new meaning of non-heroism in this treatment by Shakespeare. Although the character of Cressida did not appear until 1190 AD, in the French romance of the Troy War, and two hundred years later in Chaucer who served as Shakespeare main source, the play still has an astoundingly modern sound. Azadeh Mohammadi pursues her favourite theme: meeting of different artistic cultures. Seamlessly fusing Shakespeare's blank verse with Persian folk storytelling, she manages to both tell the story of Troilus and Cressida and to tell her own personal view of people confronted by a war. The minimalist treatment, with only three characters of the traditional figures of the storytelling, the Master, the Narrator and Black, makes a crisp cast for her production. It's more than seventy years there was a major armed conflict in Europe (if we don't speak about the one in former Yugoslavia). Azadeh lived through the Iran-Iraq war, and her personal experience affects the way she interprets this Shakespeare production.

With:
Master- Curtis Matthew
Narrator- Michael Pitthan
Black- Kate?ina Veckerová

Set and costume design Jalil Fotouhinia - Parvin Nori
Stage Manager Michal Pochna

Partners of the event are Kolowrat-Krakowsky family, the City of Prague, International School Prague, the British Embassy Prague, and Barrandov Studio a.s.

Antony & Cleopatra: Stratford Festival on Film - ONE NIGHT ONLY - 10 November
10 November at the Swan Divadelni Klub at 19:00 (7:00pm)
Limited Seating.
200Kcz per person
For reservations email: tickets@pragueshakespeare.cz

Antony and Cleopatra was captured live on stage with a full audience at the Stratford Festival's Tom Patterson Theatre on September 25, 2014, using 10 high definition cameras and 128 tracks of sound to create a lush, surround-sound experience.

Synopsis: After the assassination of Julius Caesar, the Roman world is ruled by a triumvirate consisting of Octavius Caesar, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus and Mark Antony. Much to Caesar's disgust, however, Antony is neglecting his political and military responsibilities - and his wife in Rome - as he dallies in Alexandria with Cleopatra, the voluptuous queen of Egypt.

Upon his wife's death, Antony at last returns to Rome to help Caesar crush a rebellion led by Pompey. To patch things up between them, Antony agrees to marry Caesar's sister, Octavia - news of which enrages Cleopatra. Pompey and the triumvirate declare a temporary truce, during which Pompey passes up the opportunity to kill all three of the Roman leaders at a shipboard banquet.

When Antony, unable to endure his separation from Cleopatra, returns to Egypt, Caesar attacks and defeats Pompey, imprisons Lepidus and challenges Antony to a battle at sea. Antony's side loses the fight when Cleopatra's ships retreat, and in a subsequent engagement the Egyptian fleet surrenders altogether.

Antony accuses Cleopatra of betraying him, whereupon she sends him word that she has killed herself. Hearing this, Antony falls on his sword and is mortally wounded. He is taken to Cleopatra, and they pledge again their undying love before Cleopatra sends for a poisonous asp with which to end her own life.

Directed for the stage by Gary Griffin
Produced and directed for film by Barry Avrich

Partners of the event are Kolowrat-Krakowsky family, the City of Prague, International School Prague, the British Embassy Prague, and Barrandov Studio a.s.

M4M - A Play on Measure for Measure - TWO NIGHTS ONLY - 11 & 12 November
11 & 12 November at Divadlo Kolowrat at 19:00 (7:00pm)
Directed and Adapted by Derek & Debbie DeWitt
General admission: 300K. Student and senior admission: 250K.

Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis. Simply show up at the box office before the show - no reservations.

Performed in English with no surtitles.

Written in 1603, William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure is a tale of sex and morality, lies and hypocrisy, justice and mercy. It's also about powerlessness, and the abuse of power. The autocratic ruler of the city tells a young woman she must surrender her virginity to save her brother's life. Sometimes called "Shakespeare's sexual harassment play." It's also one of the Bard's "problem plays" - shifting between dark psychological drama and obvious comedy. To highlight the relevance of these themes today, PSC400 presents M4M - A Play on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. We watch actor hopefuls as they audition for a production of the play, and then shift to an early rehearsal, where discussion and discord arise as the cast and crew grapple with their own attitudes towards women, power and justice. Over 400 years later, just how much progress has been made? Is our modern world a fairer place, or is it still the same old story?

Starring:
Lisa Darnell-Ellison, Victoria Hogan, Fanette Ronjat, Lucie Špi?ková, Sam Barlien, Darren Copeland and Mark Fitzhenry as the Actors, Charles Frederick Secrease as the Duke and the Producer, Derek DeWitt as the Director and Eric Sammons as the Stage Manager

Partners of the production are Kolowrat-Krakowsky family, the City of Prague, International School Prague, the British Embassy Prague, and Barrandov Studio a.s.

Othello - TWO NIGHTS ONLY - 15 & 16 November
15 & 16 November at Divadlo Kolowrat at 19:00 (7:00pm)
Directed by Bill Roberts and Guy Roberts
General admission: 350K. Student and senior admission: 200K.

Performed in English with Czech titles by Martin Hilsky

Prague Shakespeare Company at Divadlo Kolowrat presents a bold new English-Language production of Othello. This classic Shakespeare tragedy is an astonishing epic of sweeping passions and murderous ambition - a thrilling meditation on the power of love and the destructiveness of suspicion, all triggered by one of literature's most seductively manipulative villains: Iago. Starring Charles Frederick Secrease as Othello, Bill Roberts as Iago and Barbara Chybova as Desdemona with Petra Bucková, Oldrich Smysl, Jeff Koch, Peter Hosking, Jared Doreck, John Poston, Grant Podelco, Marketa Martinikova, Vanda Chaloupkova, Sam Barlien, Nicole Adelman, Steven Dark and Jan Thompson as the Duke of Venice

BOOK TICKETS NOW:
15 November at 19:00 (7:00pm)
16 November at 19:00 (7:00pm)

Partners of the production are Kolowrat-Krakowsky family, the City of Prague, International School Prague, the British Embassy Prague, and Barrandov Studio a.s.

Drunk Shakespeare: Julius Caesar - ONE NIGHT ONLY 18 November
18 November at the Swan Divadelni Klub at 20:00 (8:00pm)
Directed by Sinead Phelps and Jeff KochLimited Seating
200K. Cover Charge
Tickets available at the door - Limited Seating
Make your reservation TODAY by emailing drunk@pragueshakespeare.cz

They are back - the fools who delighted you with Drunk Hamlet and Alls Well That Ends Drunk return with Shakespeare's original toga party - Julius Caesar. Brush up your Shakespeare. Turn up. Take part. Test your limits. Let's redefine the meanings of Drunk and Shakespeare in this fun-packed, interactive retelling of Shakespeare's famous tragedy: Julius Caesar. Produced and Directed by Sinéad Phelps and Jeff Koch with Peter Hosking, Curt Matthew, John Poston, AbiGail Rice and more surprise special guests such as Bob Boudreaux as Julius Caesar!

Partners of the production are Kolowrat-Krakowsky family, the City of Prague, International School Prague, the British Embassy Prague, and Barrandov Studio a.s.

Shakespeare & The Alchemy of Gender - TWO NIGHTS ONLY - 19 & 21 November
19 & 21 November at Divadlo Kolowrat at 19:00 (7:00pm)
Adapted, Directed and Performed by Lisa WolpeLimited Seating
General admission: 350K. Student and senior admission: 200K.

Performed in English

Prague Shakespeare Company is delighted to announce that Lisa Wolpe, will bring her internationally acclaimed one-woman show Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender to Prague for two performances at Divadlo Kolowrat as part of PSC400. An activist as well as a celebrated actress and director, Wolpe's work speaks toward liberation from the "gender box" of expectations, and offers a unique and powerful perspective of courage, resilience and hope against her family's background of war, suicide and despair.

Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender has played in London at the historic Rose Playhouse as well as Provincetown Women's Theater Festival, Los Angeles (Whittier College, The Miles Playhouse, Skylight Theater, UCLA), SpringWorks Festival, Stratford Ontario; Vancouver, B.C.; Chicago, Hope College, MI, Richmond Shakespeare Company, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-Upon-Avon, U.K.; Orlando Shakespeare Theater, FL, and Tulane University.

"Lisa Wolpe is her own woman and joyfully speaks her mind, but her greatest legacy will undoubtedly be her creative vision and determination to create a platform and a voice for women, minorities and now the growing trans community in theatre. Theatre inspires, it gives hope to a generation who will, sooner than they think, be given the keys to these theatres and told 'now it's your turn'. When this time comes these new guardians can look back at those pioneers like Wolpe who will make this future possible, a future that's fair and doesn't see gender, colour, sexuality."

LISA WOLPE (Artist) - Lisa is an international activist working for the empowerment of women and diversity on the stage. Since 1993 she has been the Founding Producing Artistic Director of the all-female Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company (22 seasons - http://www.lawsc.net), where she produces, directs, and has performed roles including Hamlet, Richard III, Angelo, Leontes, Romeo, Shylock, and Iago. Lisa is currently touring her solo show Shakespeare & the Alchemy of Gender to venues around the world. She has directed and acted regionally at theaters including Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Repertory Company, Shakespeare & Company, Arizona Theater Company, San Diego Repertory Theater, and more. She is a teacher/writer/actor/director who has studied deeply in Clown, Voice, Shakespearean text, and new work, and has received multiple awards for excellence in Directing, Acting, and promoting diversity and excellence onstage. She has taught and directed at universities including NYU, UCLA, USC, Cal Poly Pomona, Whittier College, ACT San Francisco, Boston University, MIT, the American Shakespeare Center, University of Colorado, and more.

BOOK TICKETS NOW:
19 November at 19:00 (7:00pm)
21 November at 19:00 (7:00pm)

Partners of the production are Kolowrat-Krakowsky family, the City of Prague, International School Prague, the British Embassy Prague, Barrandov Studio a.s. and the US Embassy Prague
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