Season 2017 / 2018
Theatre | Music

Ivo van Hove / Toneelgroep Amsterdam
Tragédies romaines

Tragédies romaines
Tragédies romaines
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Photo © Jan Versweyveld

 

Ivo van Hove spans the entire spectrum of the political game, bundling together Shakespeare’s three Roman tragedies – Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra – into one show.
 

The Elizabethan playwright  scrutinized the workings of history, starting with Rome. Similarly, Ivo van Hove revisits three major Roman plays by Shakespeare, revealing the fraternal bond of politicians across the ages. The characters attend an international symposium, complete with giant screens and computers while the audience are invited onstage to have a drink or check their emails. In this very modern-day space, an epic of human passions unfolds, fraught with the implications of power. As the Republic of Rome gains momentum, Coriolanus refuses to bow down, defying the masses to the point of taking up arms against his own city. The cunning Julius Caesar brilliantly ascends to power and thwarts the politicians that attempt to abduct him to save democracy. Antony and Cleopatra mix politics with passion in a sacrificial swan song. The Egyptian woman and the Roman, torn between conflict at home and public responsibility, drown in a bloodbath. Ivo van Hove delivers a very compelling show.

Venue details

From June 29 to July 5, 2018

 

June
15h30 SAT 30
18h FRI 29
July
11h30 SUN 1er
18h WED 4, THU 5
 

Salle Jean Vilar   
Running time 5h45 intervals included

 

In Flemisch, French subtitles 

 

Snack available during the performance

MISE EN SCÈNE Ivo van Hove
AUTEUR William Shakespeare
TRADUCTION Tom Kleijn
DRAMATURGIE Bart Van den Eynde, Jan Peter Gerrits, Alexander Schreuder
MUSIQUE Eric Sleichim
COSTUMES Lies Van Assche
SCÉNOGRAPHIE, LUMIÈRES Jan Versweyveld
VIDÉO Tal Yarden
ASSISTANAT À LA MISE EN SCÈNE Matthias Mooij
DIRECTION DES RÉPÉTITIONS Nina de la Parra
ASSISTANAT À LA SCÉNOGRAPHIE Ramón Huijbrechts
ASSISTANAT À LA MUSIQUE Ief Spincemaille

AVEC Hélène Devos, Fred Goessens, Janni Goslinga, Marieke Heebink, Robert de Hoog, Hans Kesting, Hugo Koolschijn, Maria Kraakman, Chris Nietvelt, Frieda Pittoors, Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Harm Duco Schut, Bart Slegers, Eelco Smits (COMÉDIENS), Ruben Cooman, Yves Goemaere, Hannes Nieuwlaet, Christiaan Saris (MUSICIENS)
 

PRODUCTION TONEELGROEP AMSTERDAM.

COPRODUCTION BL!NDMAN (BRUXELLES) / DE MUNT – LA MONNAIE (BRUXELLES) / HOLLAND FESTIVAL (AMSTERDAM) / KAAITHEATER (BRUXELLES) / MUZIEKTHEATER TRANSPARANT (ANVERS).

AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE L’AMBASSADE DU ROYAUME DES PAYS-BAS À PARIS.
 

 

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 ** 3 to 6 for spectators residing outside Ile-de-France