Thursday, 18 July, 19:30
Saturday, 20 July, 19:30
Sunday, 21 July, 14:00
Tuesday, 23 July, 19:30
at JuZ (Margaretendamm 12a)
10€ (regular) / 6€ (concession)
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William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet is probably the best-known play of all time – but what does this play look like from the perspective of its minor characters? This question is explored in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard, who among other things co-wrote the screenplay for the film Shakespeare in Love. The play follows Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two boyhood friends of Hamlet’s, during their odyssey through Shakespeare’s tragedy.
The protagonists meet well-known characters like Hamlet, Ophelia and Horatio, ask themselves existential questions and try to find their role in the bigger picture of the play. While all around them the tragedy of Hamlet unfolds, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are still attempting to figure out which of them is which and what they have to do with the other characters and events in the first place. They face their fate with an attitude that is sometimes more, sometimes less positive and are, more than anything else, completely confused in a delightfully entertaining way.
Directed by Alice Limmer, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead will be performed by the BUEDG in the Jugendzentrum (JuZ) in Bamberg. Tickets are 10€ (concession: 6€) and can be purchased in ComixArt in Austraße and from the department of English Literature (U9, room 202, 0951 863-2173); ticket sales start in July.
Text: Ellen Werner
This amateur production of "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.