Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Experimental Belgian Does Shakespeare

For some reason I laughed out loud when I read this capsule preview in The New Yorker:


Nov. 16-18

The experimental Belgian director Ivo van Hove is the artistic director of Toneelgroep Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ largest repertory company. At BAM, van Hove directs “Roman Tragedies,” a continuous performance of Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus,” “Julius Caesar,” and “Antony and Cleopatra,” during which the audience is invited to mingle with the cast onstage.
It's a 5-and-a-half-hour show, with no intermission. If I lived in New York, I would totally pack a couple of sandwiches & be there.

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