I Hate Shakespeare

„Fair is foul and foul is fair.“ That may have been the motto of Shakespeare’s witches but not that of the Bamberg University English Drama Group. Even though the play’s title was called “I hate Shakespeare” the audience seemed to disagree strongly and laughed heartily when Juliet visited a dating show to find true love, was riveted when Lady Macbeth seduced her husband to kill the king and flabbergasted when confronted with the theory that Shakespeare was indeed responsible for a supposed rat zombie plague.

The performance held everything it promised: a run-down of the Bard’s most well-known plays in a modern setting and the answer to the question if Shakespearian lines are still en vogue. The answer is of course yes. He is, after all, still the Bard.