Shakespeare's Sonnets

RUNNING TIME
2hr. 45min. (1 intermission)
Closed

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

ambic pentameter gets a surreal makeover in this pop-opera romp through Shakespeare's sonnets from director Robert Wilson and composer Rufus Wainwright. The Bard's enigmatic poems are pared down to 25 selections, set to everything from medieval German Minnesang to cabaret rock and performed by Bertolt Brecht's historic Berliner Ensemble. As pallid, genderqueer dramatis personæ, the virtuosic performers smirk and sneer through expressionistic slapstick, while Wilson's signature sculpting of time, light, and gesture evokes an absurdist dream.

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