Theater

Roman Tragedies

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US Premiere
 
Nov 16—Nov 18, 2012
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: 5hrs 30min (no intermission; no assigned seating; audience is encouraged to move around the theater)
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE:  $49
SINGLE TICKET PRICE:  $70
 
 
 
 
 
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By William Shakespeare
Toneelgroep Amsterdam

Directed by Ivo van Hove

 

“An incomparable theatre experience, the theatre of the future: inventive, stimulating the senses … production that we could already call legendary.”
—Elsevier (Netherlands)

Visionary director Ivo van Hove transforms the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House into a modern-day Roman amphitheater with this interactive, hyper-modern take on Shakespeare's powerful trilogy about the use and abuse of power: Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, and Coriolanus. Staged as a single immersive experience, van Hove's production turns audience members into the citizens of Rome, encouraging them to grab a drink during the action at the on-stage bar, push through the crowd to hear Marc Antony defend Caesar, or take it all in on giant video screens and tickertape news feeds.

In Dutch with English titles
 
 
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Ivo van Hove
 
Ivo van Hove
 

Ivo van Hove is the visionary general director of contemporary international theater company Toneelgroep Amsterdam, the Netherlands' largest repertory company.

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Last at BAM with
Cries and Whispers | Ivo van Hove, Toneelgroep Amsterdam | 2011 NWF

Recommended if you enjoyed
The Marriage of Maria Braun | Schaühne am Lehniner Platz | 2010 NWF

 
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Talks
Next Wave Talk: On Shakespeare's Rome
Sat, Nov 17, 2012
 
Next Wave Talk: On Shakespeare's Rome
Sat, Nov 17, 2012
 

Acclaimed scholar and Columbia professor James Shapiro delves into Shakespeare's Rome and Roman tragedies: Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, and Antony and Cleopatra.

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Roman Tragedies in the news
“The Best Performance I’ve Ever Seen”
Ivo van Hove on “Bad Boy Avant-Gardism”