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Shakespeare, William

· Wereldberoemd ballet ‘Romeo en Julia’ van Sergei Prokofiev in Nederlandse Theaters · Queer Shakespeare. Desire and Sexuality · William SHAKESPEARE: But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? · William SHAKESPEARE: Lowliness · WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: To be, or not to be · WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: Now is the winter of our discontent · WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: The Poet’s Eye · SHAKESPEARE sonnetten door Toneelgroep De Appel · WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: Good name in man and woman · WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: The quality of mercy · WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: TO-MORROW · WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: IN THIS DAGGER

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Wereldberoemd ballet ‘Romeo en Julia’ van Sergei Prokofiev in Nederlandse Theaters

Romeo en Julia van Prokofiev is zonder twijfel één van de hoogtepunten uit de klassiek-romantische ballettraditie.

Met het beroemde verhaal van Shakespeare als basis, schetst deze voorstelling de geschiedenis van een onmogelijke liefde.

Romeo en Julia hebben hun hart aan elkaar verpand, maar omdat hun families al generaties lang ruzie hebben, kan het niks worden tussen de geliefden. Dus als ze trouwplannen maken, wordt het huwelijk aan alle kanten gedwarsboomd, met tragische gevolgen.

In de fantastische muziek van de beroemde componist Prokofiev weerklinken de hartstocht en dramatiek die deze choreografie verbeeldt.

Met dans van wereldniveau brengt het ballet van de Staatsopera van Tatarstan dit ultieme liefdesverhaal in heel Europa met succes tot leven. Hun weelderige kostuums geven de voorstelling kleur en dynamiek. Ook de decors zijn indrukwekkend: die bieden een betoverende achtergrond voor onder meer de uitbundige feesttaferelen in het verhaal en natuurlijk de beroemde balkonscene, die het symbool werd van de romantiek.

De passie van de dansers en de hartverscheurende ontmoetingen tussen de geliefden maken van deze voorstelling een aanrader voor alle generaties met een gevoelig hart.

Romeo en Julia
Nog te zien in theaters door heel Nederland
van december 2017 t/m februari 2018.

Meer info:
DG Theater
+31 30 2844 770 magazine

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Queer Shakespeare. Desire and Sexuality

Queer Shakespeare: Desire and Sexuality draws together 13 essays, which offer a major reassessment of the criticism of desire, body and sexuality in Shakespeare’s drama and poetry.

Bringing together some of the most prominent critics working at the intersection of Shakespeare criticism and queer theory, this collection demonstrates the vibrancy of queer Shakespeare studies.

Taken together, these essays explore embodiment, desire, sexuality and gender as key objects of analyses, producing concepts and ideas that draw critical energy from focused studies of time, language and nature.

The Afterword extends these inquiries by linking the Anthropocene and queer ecology with Shakespeare criticism.

Works from Shakespeare’s entire canon feature in essays which explore topics like glass, love, antitheatrical homophobia, size, narrative, sound, female same-sex desire and Petrarchism, weather, usury and sodomy, male femininity and male-to-female crossdressing, contagion, and antisocial procreation.

Queer Shakespeare
Desire and Sexuality
Editor(s): Goran Stanivukovic
Published: 13-07-2017
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 424 pp
ISBN: 9781474295246
Imprint: The Arden Shakespeare
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Bloomsbury Publishing

Queer Shakespeare. Desire and Sexuality magazine

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William SHAKESPEARE: But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks?


William Shakespeare

But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?

“But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief,
That thou her maid art far more fair than she:
Be not her maid, since she is envious;
Her vestal livery is but sick and green
And none but fools do wear it; cast it off.
It is my lady, O, it is my love!
O, that she knew she were!
She speaks yet she says nothing: what of that?
Her eye discourses; I will answer it.
I am too bold, ’tis not to me she speaks:
Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,
Having some business, do entreat her eyes
To twinkle in their spheres till they return.
What if her eyes were there, they in her head?
The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars,
As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven
Would through the airy region stream so bright
That birds would sing and think it were not night.
See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand!
O, that I were a glove upon that hand,
That I might touch that cheek!”

William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare 401 (1616 – 2017) magazine

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William SHAKESPEARE: Lowliness


William Shakespeare


Lowliness is young ambition’s ladder,
Whereto the climber-upward turns his face;
But when he once attains the upmost round,
He then unto the ladder turns his back,
Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees
By which he did ascend

William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act II, sc.1
Shakespeare 400 (1616 – 2016) magazine

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: To be, or not to be


William Shakespeare

To be, or not to be

To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep:
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heartache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to,–‘t is a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub:
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there’s the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely,
The pangs of despised love, the law’s delay,
The insolence of office and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscover’d country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pith and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.

William Shakespeare, “Hamlet”, Act 3 scene 1
Shakespeare 400 (1616 – 2016) magazine

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: Now is the winter of our discontent


William Shakespeare

Now is the winter of our discontent

Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun of York,
And all the clouds that loured upon our house
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.
Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths,
Our bruised arms hung up for monuments,
Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings,
Our dreadful marches to delightful measures.
Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front;
And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds
To fright the souls of fearful adversaries,
He capers nimbly in a lady’s chamber
To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.
But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks,
Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass;
I, that am rudely stamped, and want love’s majesty
To strut before a wanton ambling nymph;
I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion,
Cheated of feature by dissembling nature,
Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time
Into this breathing world, scarce half made up,
And that so lamely and unfashionable
That dogs bark at me as I halt by them,–
Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace,
Have no delight to pass away the time,
Unless to spy my shadow in the sun.

William Shakespeare, “King Richard III”, Act 1 scene 1
Shakespeare 400 (1616 – 2016) magazine

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William Shakespeare

The poet’s eye

The poet’s eye, in fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;
And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them into shapes, and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.

William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 5, Scene 1.
Shakespeare 400 (1616 – 2016) magazine

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SHAKESPEARE sonnetten door Toneelgroep De Appel

shakespeare-appelShakespeare Sonnetten
Mis het niet: alleen op zaterdag 19 november!

Op zaterdag 19 november 2016 organiseert Toneelgroep De Appel een middag waarin zoveel mogelijk sonnetten van Shakespeare worden voorgedragen. Een uniek evenement waaraan vele (ex) Appelacteurs en andere bekenden uit de wereld van theater, onderwijs en politiek aan deelnemen. Tussen de sonnetten door kan er bij de bar een drankje gekocht worden.

Inmiddels hebben de volgende gasten toegezegd om mee te doen: Sara Bergen, Casper van Bohemen, Peter Bolhuis, Marjet van Cleeff, Jan van Eijndthoven, Stephan Evenblij, Stef Feld, Hubert Fermin, Casper Gimbrère, Flore Hageman, Roel Janssen, Tom Jaspers, Katarina Justic, Sofieke de Kater, Joop Keesmaat, Yvonne Keuls, Trudi Klever, Leonoor Koster, Marjolein Linck, Hugo Maerten, Martine de Moor, Marcel Ott, Jan Pronk, Tatiana Radier, Trins Snijders, Gertjan Spuij, Nicolien van der Veer, René Vernout, Leny Vos en Daan Wetering.

Toneelgroep De Appel
Toneelgroep De Appel staat o.a. voor bijzondere en groot gemonteerde theaterproducties. Het gezelschap is wat betreft artistieke uitstraling en publieksbereik niet weg te denken uit het Nederlandse theaterlandschap.

Het ensemble
Binnen het Nederlands toneel is een hecht ensemble een zeldzaam verschijnsel geworden. Voor De Appel is het ensemble essentieel. Dat betekent dat ook in de repertoirekeuze rekening wordt gehouden met een optimale bezetting vanuit het eigen ensemble. Natuurlijk worden er bij vrijwel iedere productie ook gastacteurs aangetrokken.

Het Appeltheater
De Appel bespeelt al vele jaren het eigen Appeltheater aan de Duinstraat in Scheveningen. Ooit de remise van de Haagse paardentram, maar door De Appel omgebouwd tot een flexibel sfeervol theater. Een theater waarin het gezelschap naar eigen inzicht kan experimenteren, waarin gezocht kan worden naar publieksopstellingen die passen bij het stuk. Geen gezelschap heeft de flexibiliteit van de eigen ruimte zozeer in haar voorstellingen zichtbaar weten te maken. Vormgevers als Tom Schenk, André Joosten, Guus van Geffen en Theo Tienhooven hebben – ruimtelijk gezien – in het Appeltheater hun grootste wonderen verricht.
Het Appeltheater is een uniek gebouw waar het publiek steeds wordt verrast en zich in een andere omgeving waant. Het hart van het gezelschap wordt gevormd door het spelersensemble waarin alle generaties zijn vertegenwoordigd.
Het Appeltheater beschikt over drie zalen waarin de voorstellingen worden gemaakt, de grote zaal met een capaciteit van tussen de 300 en 500 toeschouwers (afhankelijk van de tribune opstelling) en twee studio’s met ieder ongeveer 100 stoelen.

zaterdag 19 november 2016, aanvang 14.30 uur, Appeltheater
kaarten € 17,50 / Appelvrienden/CJP + Studentenkaart + Cultuurkaart € 15,-
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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: Good name in man and woman


William Shakespeare

Good name in man and woman

Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls:
Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing;
‘Twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that which not enriches him
And makes me poor indeed.

William Shakespeare, “Othello”, Act 3 scene 3
Shakespeare 400 (1616 – 2016) magazine

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: The quality of mercy


William Shakespeare

The quality of mercy

The quality of mercy is not strain’d,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
‘T is mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown;
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
But mercy is above this sceptred sway,
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
It is an attribute to God himself;
And earthly power doth then show likest God’s,
When mercy seasons justice. Therefore, Jew,
Though justice be thy plea, consider this,
That in the course of justice none of us
Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy;
And that same prayer doth teach us all to render
The deeds of mercy.

William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, Act 4 scene 1
Shakespeare 400 (1616 – 2016) magazine


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William Shakespeare


To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

William Shakespeare, “Macbeth”, Act 5 scene 5
Shakespeare 400 (1616 – 2016) magazine

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William Shakespeare

In this dagger

Is this a dagger which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand?
Come, let me clutch thee.
I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.
Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible
To feeling as to sight? or art thou but
A dagger of the mind, a false creation,
Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?

William Shakespeare, “Macbeth”, Act 2 scene 1
Shakespeare 400 (1616 – 2016) magazine

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