Kypria International Festival

The Tempest ProjectWilliam Shakespeare, Peter Brook. Adaptation and stage direction: Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne. Duration: 75΄ | Age 12+ | 13 & 14 October 2022, Lefkosia Municipal Theatre20.30.

Throughout its 29-year history, the Kypria International Festival has always aimed at presenting Cypriot as well as foreign artists and ensembles of international acclaim, and putting on display high quality productions in various fields of the performing arts. In the Framework of this festival, the Théâtre Des Bouffes du Nord / Paris - Attiki Cultural Society / Athens proposes the Tempest Project, William Shakespeare, Peter Brook. Adaptation and stage direction: Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne. Duration: 75΄ | Age 12+ | 13 & 14 October 2022, Lefkosia Municipal Theatre, 20.30.

With Sylvain Levitte, Paula Luna, Fabio Maniglio, Luca Maniglio, Marilú Marini and Ery Nzaramba

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The Tempest’, a piece that is considered the literary testament of the English bardand that, read at this point in his career by Brook and his close collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne, takes on the aura of a fantasy tale. Prospero, dethroned Duke of Milan, is shipwrecked on an island with his daughter and his books.

Dedicated to the study of sorcery, in his retirement he will plot contacts with spirits like Ariel that help him prepare his revenge. It is a play about forgiveness and mercy, with intricate soliloquies and parallel plots. A hard and abrupt piece, as Brook himself recognized in his notes, which some consider a minor work and others a question mark. A challenge, in any case, because it forces the imagination of directors and audiences to refine until they reach that final monologue in which the magician and the writer seem to merge their voices as a farewell.

Tickets €15 / €10 reduced / €8 performances for children
Tickets can be purchased through ACS COURIER offices all over Cyprus and
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Concessions are available to students, soldiers, pensioners, after proof of ID.
Persons with disabilities are allowed free entrance.

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