FORCED ENTERTAINMENT

Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare

Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare
October 8th - 16th 2016
Opificio Romaeuropa
Saturday and Sunday 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 pm, Tuesday through Friday 7 - 8 - 9 pm
from € 5 to € 10
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Programme
Duration 40 ‘ / 60 ‘ for each show | English only performance 

For the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Romaeuropa Festival presents one of the most original and radical works by Forced Entertainment: Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare. More than just a “tour de force” through all of Shakespeare’s plays during a single week, the show is a genuine dramatic device that will see actors from the company reduce 36 plays into 40-60 minute performances, acted out on top of a 1 sqm table using normal everyday objects. A salt and pepper pot for the king and queen. A ruler for the prince. A spoon for the servant. A water bottle for the messenger…

Founded in 1984 in Sheffield, UK, and led by the charismatic Tim Etchells, Forced Entertainment captured international attention for its constant experimentation with forms and languages in a constant dialogue between the comic and the dramatic. The group has six stable members, in addition to numerous collaborators studying what theatre and performance mean for our contemporary society and the relationship between the stage and the audience.

Complete Works creates a dimension of intimacy and closeness to the spectator, exploring the strength of the narration and the power of Shakespearean language expressed by the silence of apparently inanimate objects. The wooden table becomes the arena of the audience’s imagination and the centre of their feelings. In the words of Tim Etchells,  “If the comedies aren’t incredibly funny, it’s not really our problem – it’s more of Shakespeare’s problem”.


Complete schedule:

Saturday 8th
15:00 Corialanus
Played by Jerry Killick

16:00 King John
Played by Cathy Naden

17:00 Macbeth 
Played by Richard Lowdon

19:00 Loves Labour’s Lost
Played by Robin Arthur

20:00 Richard II
Played by Terry O’Connor

21:00 The Taming of the Shrew
Played by Claire Marshall

Sunday 9th
15:00 Timon of Athens
Played by  Robin Arthur

16:00 Two Gentlemen of Verona
Played by Claire Marshall

17:00 Romeo and Juliet 
Played by Terry O’Connor

19:00 Much Ado About Nothing
Played by Richard Lowdon

20:00 Henry IV – Part 1
Played by Jerry Killick

21:00 Antony and Cleopatra
Played by Cathy Naden

Tuesday 11th
19:00 Othello
Played by Cathy Naden
20:00 Henry IV – Part 2
Played by Jerry Killick

21:00 The Merchant of Venice
Played by Claire Marshall

Wednesday 12th
19:00 Julius Caesar
Played by Robin Arthur
20:00 Henry V
Played by Claire Marshall
21:00 Twelfth Night
Played by Jerry Killick

Thursday 13th
19:00 Cymbeline
Played by  Terry O’Connor
20:00 Henry VI – Part 1
Played by Richard Lowdon
21:00 As You Like It
Played by  Robin Arthur

Friday 14th
19:00 Comedy of Errors
Played by  Terry O’Connor

20:00 Henry VI – Part 2
Played by  Richard Lowdon

21:00 Measure for Measure
Played by Cathy Naden

Saturday 15th
15:00 Titus Andronicus
Played by Robin Arthur
16:00 A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Played by Jerry Killick
17:00 The Winter’s Tale
Played by Cathy Naden

19:00 All’s Well That Ends Well
Played by Claire Marshall

20:00 Henry VI – Part 3
Played by Richard Lowdon

21:00 Hamlet
Played by Terry O’Connor

Sunday 16th
15:00 Pericles
Played by Cathy Naden
16:00 The Merry Wives of Windsor
Played by  Terry O’Connor

17:00 King Lear 
Played by Robin Arthur

19:00 Troilus and Cressida
Played by Jerry Killick

20:00 Richard III
Played by Claire Marshall
21:00 The Tempest
Played by  Richard Lowdon


The FORCED pass allows you to live the Forced Entertainment’s Shakespearean experience as you like it the most. Take a look below:

One play full price ticket 10 € | Reductions  € 7, € 5 (reduced 2)
Forced2be |  personal | 2 performances € 14
Forced6 | personal | 6 performances € 30

For more information contact our Box office via promozione@romaeuropa.net and +39 06 45553050


Concept, Mounting Forced Entertainment
Interpreters Robin Arthur, Jerry Killick, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden, Terry O’Connor
Directors Tim Etchells Testi Robin Arthur, Tim Etchells, Jerry Killick, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden, Terry O’Connor
Design Richard Lowdon
Spund, Lighting design Jim Harrison
Producer Jim Harrison
Production Forced Entertainment
Coproduction Berliner Festspiele – Foreign Affairs Festival, Berlin, Theaterfestival – Basel
Thanks RSC My Shakespeare initiative, which commissioned Be Stone No More di Tim Etchells, a first development of the project, and a thanks to everyone involved in this phase of the work. 
Forced Entertainment is part of Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation

Photo © Hugo Glendinning

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October
Tuesday 8 Saturday and Sunday 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 pm, Tuesday through Friday 7 - 8 - 9 pm
Wednesday 9 Saturday and Sunday 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 pm, Tuesday through Friday 7 - 8 - 9 pm
Thursday 10 Saturday and Sunday 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 pm, Tuesday through Friday 7 - 8 - 9 pm
Friday 11 Saturday and Sunday 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 pm, Tuesday through Friday 7 - 8 - 9 pm
Saturday 12 Saturday and Sunday 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 pm, Tuesday through Friday 7 - 8 - 9 pm
Sunday 13 Saturday and Sunday 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 pm, Tuesday through Friday 7 - 8 - 9 pm
Mostra tutte le repliche
Monday 14 Saturday and Sunday 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 pm, Tuesday through Friday 7 - 8 - 9 pm
Tuesday 15 Saturday and Sunday 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 pm, Tuesday through Friday 7 - 8 - 9 pm
Wednesday 16 Saturday and Sunday 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 pm, Tuesday through Friday 7 - 8 - 9 pm
Ricordami questo evento 2016-10-08 15:00:00 2016-10-16 22:30:00 Europe/Rome Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare FORCED ENTERTAINMENT Opificio Romaeuropa Romaeuropa info@romaeuropa.net