Theater

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

 
US Premiere
 
Dec 10—Dec 22, 2013
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
BAM Harvey Theater
 
RUN TIME: Approx 45min
TICKETS START AT  $25
 
 
 
 
 
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By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd

“…a riveting, virtuoso performance…”
—Financial Times on Fiona Shaw

“Water, water everywhere.” Fiona Shaw delivers a masterful performance of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s eerie tale of penance paid on the high seas. Like an actor possessed, the fiery Shaw inhabits the very marrow of this epic 18th-century poem, bounding across the stage while transforming Coleridge’s luminous language into an exhilarating lived experience.

In the icy Antarctic, a ship is lost at sea. And when a mariner shoots a bird thought to be the crew’s salvation, his macabre, guilt-inducing fate—the veritable “albatross around the neck”—is decided. Accompanied by dancer Daniel Hay Gordon, who offers interpretive counterpoint throughout, Shaw skirts a whirlpool, braves a crew of corpses, and rolls Death’s dice with poetic abandon, taking us to hell and back.

Composed by Mel Mercier
Lighting design by Jean Kalman and Mike Gunning
Set design by Chloe Obolensky
Choreography by Kim Brandstrup

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Record Your Rime: An excerpt from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
 
 
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TALKS
On Coleridge Video
Sat, Dec 14, 2013
 
On Coleridge Video
Sat, Dec 14, 2013
 
The talk with preeminent Coleridge biographer Richard Holmes was streamed live on the BAM video channel.
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Programs
2013 Next Wave Festival
Sep 17—Dec 22, 2013
 
2013 Next Wave Festival
Sep 17—Dec 22, 2013
 

The 2013 Next Wave Festival showcases the very best in contemporary performance, plus artist talks, storytelling, visual art, and film.

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Artists
Fiona Shaw
 

Fiona Shaw is an award-winning Irish actress and theater director.

 
 
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