About the show
Shakespeare's Sonnets, a tower of lyrical excellence, cover such universal themes as procreation and conception, passage of time and mortality, jealousy and love, beauty and erotica. The first section is addressed to a young man; the second focuses on the 'dark lady'; other sonnets express the speaker's view regarding loneliness, old age, force of nature etc. These themes - like their dramatic equivalents - are relevant for all places, times, societies and cultures.
A unique theatrical work of Shakespeare's lyrical creation of the sonnets adapted for stage. It is not an ordinary poetry reading event! The songs are transformed into dramatic pieces; the stage interpretation of main themes creates a new sort of theatrical language.
by Shimon Zandbank; Directed by Meir Ben Simon
Set Design: Zohar Elmaliah
Costume Design: Rona Mishol; Music: Nadav Vikinski
Artistic Consultant: Omer Shemer Lighting: Michael Eliezer
Cast: Yoav Amir, Reut Levy, Odelya Dadoun, Debbie Levin, Gal Shamai
photo credit: yossi zwecker