Vendredi 12 juin et samedi 13 juin à 19h30
Pièce jouée en extérieur / Open-air theatre performances in English
Award winning director Paul Stebbings brings his wide experience of Shakespeare’s works to bear on this troublesome masterpiece. The production avoids the easy way out, instead showing Venice’s anti-semitism dramatically and forcefully. The setting is historical which allows us to believe in the cruelty of the law but also avoiding simple parallels with the 1930’s. It is too easy to blame our racism on fascism, Shakespeare suggests a darker truth: that our pursuit of money will drive us to any and every cruelty. But this is not a dry lecture, but a vibrant piece of drama where Shakespeare approaches his major themes through the prism of comedy as well as tragedy and delights with his dramatic skills, offering, for example, perhaps the greatest courtroom scene every written. Music too will play its part, while Venice itself takes centre stage as the first modern city, built on shifting water, hard cash and moral blindness.
Billetterie disponible au kiosque culturel du CAGI à l’ONUG (Porte C6)
Offre spéciale: – 10% sur les billets toutes catégories / Special offer: 10% off on all ticket categories