Shakespeare in Love, The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theare, July-August, 4:30 pm

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Summer production at the Elizabethan stage

The beautiful Viola de Lesseps, the daughter of a rich merchant and the fiancée of Lord Wessex, has to make a choice: to fulfil her dream of becoming an actress and to follow her heart or submit to her father’s will.

 

William Shakespeare, a young and ambitious playwright and actor, promises to write a new play for the director of the Rose Theatre but he is suffering from writer’s block. His inspiration comes from his love for Viola but this means he has to make an impossible choice – his beloved theatre or the woman he loves? Risk and sacrifice are written into the tragic fate of the protagonists in this play – just as in Shakespeare. But even in this sad story there are still occasions for laughter.

We invite you most sincerely to a great comedy show with lively action, numerous daring duels and dynamic role changes. Here you will find love, a battle with destiny, the stormy fates of lovers and disputes between theatres – and all of this set in the climate of the Elizabethan age.

 

Shakespeare in Love, presented on the stage of the Shakespeare Theatre, is a dashing show in the Elizabethan style, with a large dose of humour, youthful energy and dynamism. With its energy it refers to The Merry Wives of Windsor

Paweł Aigner, the director of this show.

 

 

Shakespeare in Love

based on a screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard

Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, music by Paddy Cunneen

Originally produced on the West End by Disney Theatrical Productions & Sonia Friedman Productions,

directed by Declan Donnellan, and designed by Nick Ormerod

 

Polish premiere in The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theare

translation Małgorzata Semil, director Paweł Aigner, set-designer Małgorzata Gajewska, costumes Zofia de Ines

 

CAST:

Will Shakespeare – MICHAŁ JAROS
Viola de Lesseps – MARTA HERMAN
Kit Marlowe – MAREK TYNDA
Philip Henslowe – GRZEGORZ GZYL
Hugh Fennyman – CEZARY RYBIŃSKI
Richard Burbage – ROBERT NINKIEWICZ
Queen Elisabeth – MAŁGORZATA BRAJNER
Lord Wessex – GRZEGORZ OTRĘBSKI
Ned Alleyn – PIOTR BIEDROŃ
Edmund Tilney – PIOTR ŁUKAWSKI
Sam Gosse – MARCIN MIODEK
Nurse – MAŁGORZATA ORACZ
Rosaline – AGATA BYKOWSKA
Nol – PIOTR CHYS
Wabash – ZBIGNIEW OLSZEWSKI
John Webster – IGNACY BIAŁAS / BARTOSZ DWOJAKOWSKI
Phillips – JERZY GORZKO
Hemmings – MIROSŁAW KRAWCZYK
Condell – MACIEJ SZEMIEL
Ralph Bashford – JAKUB NOSIADEK
and dog Tuman

 

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