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IN MAINLAND EUROPE
Since 1993 Theatre Set-
4. GERMANY, DENMARK, SWEDEN, SARAJEVO and LUXEMBOURG
In 1997 Theatre Set-
For several years the company performed in the Glimmingehus castle in Sweden.
2. BELGIUM and THE NETHERLANDS
Each year in late June Theatre Set-
In 1993 the company performed in De Nieuwe Kerk in the centre of Amsterdam.
All’s well that ends well at the Baroniet Rosendal, Norway 2008
Mistress Overdone in The Taming of the Shrew at the Baroniet Rosendal, Norway 1994
REVIEW (Translation) BERGENS TEDENDE 19.7.97
I have seen the Norwegian National Theatre perform Shakespeare in the Norwegian language
and have seen Theatre Set-
As always in Shakespeare, the character of the clown is the easiest to perform. Giovanni
del Vecchio as Feste gives a joyous performance and he proves to be unstoppable as
Feste as he and Sir Toby Belch take careful control of the insecure Sir Andrew Aguecheek.
Richard Ashley gives an excellent performance as Sir Toby, the corpulent and bearded
charmer with a twinkle in his eye. The increasingly stupid and clumsy Sir Andrew
is well played by James Kingdom. Theatre Set-
This is a lively "Twelfth Night" with a cast that knows how to bring out the musical element of the play.
The exquisite glittering costumes looked marvellous against the white walls of the Baroniet Rosendal.
A joyous "Twelfth Night" in Rosendal.
As You Like It at Slot Loevestein, 2002
"The capacity audience was engrossed in the play"
(Brabants Dagblad, 22 June 2002)
REVIEW (in English -
Ystads allehanda 20 aug -
In Glimminghus Theatre Set-
"The Shrew" is one of Shakespeares first four comedies and in this times of equality
it meets some resistans both from audiences and from actors. It seems like Shakespeares
earlier production has become more popular than ever before. That depends on that
they go back to where Shakespeare got his vitality from, the medival Commedia dellarte
tradition. In this tradition the plays are full of situation-
The way of playing is by no meens simple, it takes enormous energy, fantasy, keen
ears and a body thats in a good shape. It is a joy to meet Theatre Set-
So the Shrew, Kate, Libby Machin, easily gets your sympathy since her rage always has a reasonoble cause. Her sister Bianca ( Joanna Barrie) is not the little girl, that we are used to see, no, she's an opportunist who is pretending to cry to turn everyone against her older sister. You laughingly remember your own childhood there.
The Petruchio of Tony Portacio is not as much a brute, and he has the ability to entice Kate into laughing, and sometimes at herself. Each actor has at least three characters and the changes are very fast. There is no problem in understanding and the ironi and satir bungs many laughs and spontaneous applauses. The contact with the audience were fantastic (I myself got the honourable task to be the fireplace in Petruchios home).
And with all this humour and ironi one even accepts Kate’s monologue about obidiance to your husband. That’s how to tame a shrew.
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