ROBERT WILSON

بوب ويلسون
鲍伯·威尔逊
בוב וילסון
ロバート·ウィルソン
밥 윌슨
Боб Уилсон
SHAKESPEAR`S SONETTES
Staging Shakespeare, not dramatic but lyrical: that was the intention of the American director Bob Wilson in Sonnets de Shakespeares (Sonnets de Shakespeare), a show on display at the Berliner Ensemble. To that end, Wilson is associated with American-Canadian composer and musician Rufus Wainwright. The result is a variety night, with reference to all genres of entertainment, from the commedia dell’arte to television sketches, passing through the cabaret. If in the Elizabethan era female roles were played by men, Bob Wilson did the same, creating this reverse practice: actresses play male roles. This inversion – Queen Elizabeth 1st, on her throne, declaiming a sonnet with a deep voice and Shakespeare himself, as a young man and an elder, in female voices – further intensifies the farcical tone of the show. So much so that even the sporadic number of transvestite actor Georgette Dee, microphone in hand, does not disagree much of the Shakespearean surroundings.

ROBERT WILSON

بوب ويلسون
鲍伯·威尔逊
בוב וילסון
ロバート·ウィルソン
밥 윌슨
БОБ УИЛСОН
SHAKESPEAR`S SONETTES

SONETTES DE SHAKESPEAR
Poner en escena a Shakespeare, no dramático sino lírico: esa era la intención del director estadounidense Bob Wilson en Sonnets de Shakespeare (Sonnets de Shakespeare), espectáculo que se exhibe en el Berliner Ensemble. Con ese fin, Wilson está asociado con el compositor y músico estadounidense-canadiense Rufus Wainwright. El resultado es una noche de variedades, con referencia a todos los géneros de entretenimiento, desde la commedia dell’arte hasta los sketches televisivos, pasando por el cabaret. Si en la era isabelina los roles femeninos eran interpretados por hombres, Bob Wilson hizo lo mismo, creando esta práctica inversa: las actrices interpretan roles masculinos. Esta inversión – la reina Isabel I, en su trono, declamando un soneto con una voz profunda y el propio Shakespeare, de joven y anciano, con voces femeninas – intensifica aún más el tono de farsa del espectáculo. Tanto es así que ni siquiera el esporádico número de la actriz travesti Georgette Dee, micrófono en mano, disiente mucho del entorno shakesperiano.

ROBERT WILSON

بوب ويلسون
鲍伯·威尔逊
בוב וילסון
ロバート·ウィルソン
밥 윌슨
Боб Уилсон
Bertold Brecht
Kurt Weill
Berliner Ensemble
Die Dreigroschenoper

Revel in this 30-strong ensemble of actors and musicians performing one of the most familiar scores in musical theatre today. Be warned, with a strictly limited engagement in Perth and following sellout seasons in New York, Hong Kong and Berlin, you need to be quick. In 1928, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill created a masterwork that would change the shape of theatre forever. Eighty-five years later, visionary director Robert Wilson leads Brecht’s own company, the Berliner Ensemble, to perform in Australia for the very first time. Mack the Knife is the original city crim who’s never met a law, a woman or a cop he couldn’t seduce – but when he challenges the supremacy of the Beggar King and his empire of manufactured woes, the fallout threatens to tear the town apart.
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