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Shakespeare Festival – A Stubborn Bear
May 14 @ 20:00 CEST
In English and Russian. A group of fools find themselves on stage and are asked to bring Shakespeare’s most famous texts authentically to the stage. This sheer overwhelming task worries the troupe, but the job pays well. A restless struggle for honour, authority and responsibility begins as the group grapples with the words, images, tradition and stories about Shakespeare and his fantastic work. World premiere of A Stubborn Bear by Safe Theatre, a collective until recently based in Russia. Photo © Shakespeare Festival / Safe Theatre.
The annual Shakespeare Festival has taken place in Neuss for thirty years. Local expats adore performances in English at the traditional Globe Theatre, a replica of the original along the Thames in London.
As well as the festival’s innovative approach, new artistic director Maja Delinić is developing deeper, multifaceted and cross-disciplinary encounters with William Shakespeare and his works. For four weeks, 14 different companies from various countries will perform in 35 events at the Globe Theater Neuss. New faces making their debut in Neuss as well as well-known and favourite theatre troupes unite drama, music, art, lecture and audience improvisation.