by William Shakespeare
The Globe Ensemble Berlin brings Shakespeare's most frequently performed tragedy to the stage in the best folk theater tradition: the most famous love story is told through richness of language and live music, with masquerade and fight scenes and in its own translation that is both fresh and poetic.
A young love full of passion and fire meets old hatred of two rival families. The themes of young love, old hatred, rivalry, passion, fear of loss, power and powerlessness, willingness to take risks, civil courage and ultimately the question of the meaning of human existence in the face of death run through a web of unfortunate coincidences. Only in the death of the two lovers does the hatred, which has almost become a tradition, come to an end and Romeo & Juliet become martyrs in a senseless war.
Featuring Astrid Köhler, Benedikt Laumann, Benjamin Krüger, Christian Leonard, Jannik Rodenwaldt, Jannina Kroschel, Nikolaas von Schrader, Philipp Myk, Wiebke Acton
Director, translation, play version: Christian Leonard / dramaturgy, assistant director, choirs: Josephine Tietze / music: Bernd Medek / costumes: Petra Wilke / stage design: Thomas Lorenz-Herting / assistance stage design, mask building: Katharina Piriwe / choreography: Gabriela Dumitrescu / fight scenes: Lukas Benjamin Engel / make up: Katharina Buccarello, Josephine Müller
Funded by the NEUSTART KULTUR program - pandemic-related investments with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
(Program in English)