Shakespeare belongs to no one and he belongs to everyone.
Migrant actors take on some of Shakespeare’s most iconic speeches! They offer audiences a peep into the lives of the culturally marginalised… And they ask: what happens to the Bard when he is migrated to an alien environment?
Think you know your Shakespeare? Think again! This is Shakespeare as you’ve never seen him before – ‘trippingly on the tongue’... Migrant actors take on the Bard, re-interpreting his words in alien environments you will never have imagined before. They give his iconic characters a new life, migrating them into the roles assigned to outsiders by society. Hamlet is a meat-packer, King Lear a construction worker, Caliban a hotel cleaner, Lady Macbeth a housewife looking after children and Shylock washes the dishes in a restaurant. This is no one bard: Shakespeare belongs to no one and he belongs to everyone.
The bard as never seen before!
Trippingly on the tongue...
Performed on demand at the digital stage of C Venues as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe
during 23-30 August and throughout September.