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Buffo drama with stirring music

The Shakespeare Company Berlin asks with "Measure for Measure!": "How does (good) governing work?" Because: Vienna threatens to sink into chaos! Decay of morals, fornication and corruption!

Maß für Maß!
Maß für Maß! © René Löffler
The duke's enough, but he does not want to clean up the decayed shop. So he gives the job to the virtuous angel Angelo and makes himself seemingly from the dust. The new one energetically intervenes and lets the brothels close. To show everyone what the bell has struck, Angelo sentences young Claudio to death because his fiancé expects an illegitimate child from him. Now the chaste Isabella begs for her brother's life. But as a price Angelo calls for a night of love with her. Isabella is shocked, Claudio's life seems lost. Now the duke has to come back to put everything back. A game begins, full of cunning and deception, which no one escapes without a scratch ...

In the miserable summer night under the starry tent, strangely brightly painted figures take possession of the stage - buffoons, like clowns from another time - and still want with their malicious enjoyment of the bad state of the world to grasp the most horrible event through boundless play. Reckless fun can be found in Shakespeare's scenes full of burlesque comedy, but they are deeply touched by the tragic moments.

The inspiration for his bitter romantic comedy found William Shakespeare in biblical legends and ancient novellas of Italy and linked them with political discussions of his time on the just rule: How can the relationship between individuals and society moderate regulate?

In the staging of Matthias Grupp, the play creates a current commentary on our present day, where noble claims to power, law and morality - as before - encounter countless contradictions ...

The Shakespeare Company Berlin, for the first time in cooperation with the Vorstadttheater Basel, takes an exciting masterpiece that lives from the explosive tension between the deepest tragedy and the crazy jokes. From this comes the Ensemble Funken, which is well-versed in Shakespeare's playfulness, and approaches with dedication the abysses and heights of human action: comedic, light, poetic, sometimes crude, in surprising transformations and always musically virtuosic.

(Program in German)
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Participating artists
Adi+Ueli Blum (Übersetzung)
Michael Eimann (Komposition&Arrangement)
Matthias Grupp (Regie)
Raimund Klaes (Licht&Technik)
Stephan Weiland (Dramaturgie)
Pia Wessels (Ausstattung)
Katharina Kwaschik
Katja Uhlig
Vera Kreyer
Nico Selbach
Tobias Schulze
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