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Shakespeare in Love

following the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard / stage version by Lee Hall

Heidelberger Schlossfestspiele
Heidelberger Schlossfestspiele
German by Corinna Brocher / The world premiere took place in London's West End in a production by Disney Theatrical Productions & Sonia Friedman Productions, Directed by Declan Donnellan; Stage: Nick Ormerod; Music: Paddy Cunneen / in German without supertitles
[recommended for ages 14 and up]

The young writer Will Shakespeare is in crisis. Working on his new play »Romeo and Ethel, the pirate's daughter«, he is stuck. His writer's block is not resolved until he meets the beautiful Lady Viola and falls deeply in love. Will does not know yet that Viola is to be married to the noble Lord Wessex. Neither does he realize that she stole into his theatre company dressed as a man. The time is out of joint, but Shakespeare keeps writing as if in a trance on a new play that blurs the boundaries between fiction and reality.

The Heidelberger Schlossfestspiele present the stage version of this love story about the genesis of »Romeo and Juliet« and probably the most important playwright in world literature.

Musical Direction
Fighting Choreography
Annette Bauer
Lighting Design
Will Shakespeare
Viola de Lesseps
Amme / Königin Elisabeth / Molly
Sir Robert de Lesseps, Violas Vater
Wabash / Frees
Wessex / Lambert
Christopher Marlowe
Burbage / Bootsmann
Ned Alleyn
John Webster
Felix Amail / Paul Berg / Anselm Staber
Dirk Koss
Tante Polly
Klavier, Akkordeon, Ukulele
Klarinette, Saxofon, Ukulele, Nasenflöte
Gitarre, Schlagzeug, Nasenflöte
Statisterie des Theaters und Orchesters Heidelberg