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Peter Brook chose twenty nine sonnets and arranged them exploring the themes: Devouring Time, Separation, Jealousy and Time Defeated. Mr. Brook writes, "Apart from his masterpieces, Shakespeare also wrote uncommonly beautiful sonnets. To choose between 154 sonnets, I needed to find a dramatic continuity and was guided by the hidden tensions that arise in a relationship between two people. Love is My Sin allows us to penetrate into Shakespeare's own, most secret life. It is his private diary, in which we find his intimate questions, his jealousy, his passions, his guilt, his despair. Above all, he searches to discover for himself the deep meaning of being attracted by a man or by a woman, even by the act of writing itself. This is neither a play nor a poetry recital. It catches the actors into true human relationships. Then, at the very end, they become speakers for Shakespeare himself who wrote prophetically that his verse is stronger than time and will last forever."

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Duke on 42nd Street, Off-Broadway

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