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Shakespeare’s rhythms unlocked in gesture and song.
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Wednesday September 28, 2016
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NY Premiere
Songs of Lear
Sep 28—Oct 1, 2016
 
Theater

Song of the Goat Theatre (Teatr Piesn Kozla)
Directed by Grzegorz Bral

 
 

Gathered in a semicircle on a bare stage, 10 women and men weave a frenzied tapestry of raw physicality and emotion: a Corsican chant wailed to the ocean, the visceral howl of funereal grief. Distilling Shakespeare’s great tragedy to its essence, Polish troupe Song of the Goat Theatre and director Grzegorz Bral make their BAM debut with the breathtaking song cycle Songs of Lear, a favorite among critics and audiences alike at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. King Lear’s storm of the soul—madness, despair, disappointment, love—becomes a feverish deluge of polyphonic sound, as these formidable vocalists harness the sheer power of the human body, voice, and spirit.

 

Music by Jean-Claude Acquaviva and Maciej Rychly

 
LANGUAGE
In Polish, English, and Latin
RUN TIME
1hr
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“it is a full-body detox: catharsis pure and simple and transcendent”
— The List
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“there is surely no other show like this one, by Wroclaw-based Song of the Goat, whose song cycle inspired by King Lear is visceral, theatrical and astonishing.”
— The Scotsman
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