One by one, over nine days at the Foreign Affairs Festival, Berlin, Forced Entertainment performers will create condensed versions of Shakespeare’s complete canon, comically and intimately retelling all 36 plays using a collection of everyday unextraordinary objects as stand-ins for characters, staged on a one metre tabletop. Each play will be live streamed via forcedentertainment.com; four plays every evening, from 25 June through to 4 July.
Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare will explore the dynamic force of narrative in a simple and idiosyncratic summary of Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies, histories and late plays, creating worlds as vivid as they are strange.
More information can be found at http://www.forcedentertainment.com/project/complete-works-table-top-shakespeare/.
Throughout the streams, audiences are invited to comment and interact using the hashtag #completeworks. The company can be found on Twitter @ForcedEnts
Please note all times listed here are in GMT
Coriolanus 4pm | Loves Labours Lost 5pm | King John 7pm | Macbeth 8pm
Pericles 5pm | Richard II 6pm | All’s Well That Ends Well 7pm | King Lear 8pm
Much Ado About Nothing 5pm | Henry IV pt 1 6pm | Merry Wives of Windsor 7pm | Antony & Cleopatra 8pm
Taming of the Shrew 5pm | Henry IV part 2 6pm | Measure for Measure 7pm | Hamlet 8pm
Julius Caesar 5pm | Henry V 6pm | Comedy of Errors 7pm | Troilus and Cressida 8pm
Twelfth Night 5pm | Henry VI part 1 6pm | The Merchant of Venice 7pm | Titus Andronicus 8pm
Timon of Athens 5pm | Henry VI part 2 6pm | Two Gentlemen of Verona 7pm | Romeo and Juliet 8pm
Cymbeline 5pm | Henry VI part 3 6pm | A Midsummer Night’s Dream 7pm | The Winter’s Tale 8pm
Othello 5pm | As You Like It 6pm | Richard III 7pm | The Tempest 8pm