TICKET INFORMATION
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Richard III
Oct 11—Oct 14, 2017
Theater

By William Shakespeare
Translation and adaptation by Marius von Mayenburg
Schaubühne Berlin
Directed by Thomas Ostermeier

 

Dragging his clubfoot and hunchback across a clay- and glitter-caked stage, Shakespeare’s most wretched villain weaponizes his ugliness against a kingdom ravaged by its own elite infighting. In this prescient production, German director Thomas Ostermeier (An Enemy of the People, 2013 Next Wave) laces iambic pentameter with relentless drumming, bringing his trademark pop-cultural canniness to bear. Cult Shakespearean actor Lars Eidinger is cast as a kind of rock-star despot, growling his soliloquies into a microphone that swings overhead like the Sword of Damocles, as he alternately seduces and bombasts his nation into chaos.

 
LANGUAGE
In German with English titles
RUN TIME
2hrs 30min
VENUE
TICKET INFO
FULL PRICE TICKETS START AT  $35
ACCESSIBILITY
Gallery seating is only accessible by 70 stairs.
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“... the intensity scarcely dips: helter-skelter action; visceral vim.”
— THE GUARDIAN (UK)
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