Twelfth Night, Vienna Children's Theater
October 24, 7pm
Oct 25, 11am and 7pm
Oct 30, 7pm
Nov 1, 11am
November 2, 11:00 and 19:00
Nov 7, 7pm
November 8, 11:00 and 19:00
Rapsodia Hall (Lipscani Theater)
Lipscani Street, no. 53
William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet and actor. His comedies and tragedies are among the most important and often staged plays in the universal literature. The work includes 38 dramas, narrative poems and a collection of 154 sonnets.
Among his best known pieces are Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Dream of a Summer Night and Twelfth Night. William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. His father, John, was a merchant and a prominent citizen of the city. Stratford was at that time a provincial town with about 1500 inhabitants. Stratford always had bands of actors and it seems that the young Shakespeare was very impressed by these bands in his childhood.
In 1571 Shakespeare went to school. There he learned Latin, Greek and formed his general culture. It is assumed that there would not be too much left in the school, because at one point his father could not afford to do so. William became either an apprentice near a butcher or a copyist near a lawyer. He married 18-year-old Anne Hathaway, who was 8 years older than him, and they had three children together.
Not much later, Shakespeare left Stratford, apparently in secret, and went to London to become an actor. As an actor Shakespeare did not prove to be a great talent, instead he was a genius poet. soon he started to win well and even managed to play in front of the queen. At the end of his life he was the richest man in Stratford. and his family had a better career after 1590: they even received a coat of arms and entered the genry, the small nobility of England. Shakespeare withdrew from the scene and returned to Stratford early. On April 23, 1616, he died, and on April 25 he was buried in the parish church.
Shakespeare had a very developed vocabulary: 17750 different words are found in his works. The characteristic is the stylistic variety, covering and mastering all levels and registers of speech, from the lowest language to the most complex expression of the language spoken in the yard.
"Twelfth Night", the piece written in 1601, is a wonderful comedy of errors and takes place in Iliria, a fantastic world ruled by the Duke of Orsino. The twins Viola and Sebastian are separated in a shipwreck on the coast of Illyria. Each thinks the other is dead. Viola is saved. She disguises herself as a man and enters the service of the Duke. Orsino loves Olivia, a rich countess, and wants to use the help of Viola, now called Cesario, to conquer this in her name. Olivia does not let herself be fooled by Orsino. She is mourning after the death of her brother and has vowed to avoid the company of men.
However, the moment he meets Cesario, he falls in love with him. Cesario, who is actually Viola, falls in love with Duke Orsino - and thus the bizarre game of tangles follows its course. To the general chaos also contribute the joke of Olivia, Feste, her uncle, Sir Toby, as well as the maid Maria, (who takes nose to the stewardess of Olivia, and he falls in love with the countess, and approaches to bring him to the brink of madness). Not to mention the fact that towards the end of the play, the twin brother of Viola, Sebastian, the one whom everyone believed was dead, also appeared.
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