21 August 2018 | KejB
Saw it live
It is a fascinating production and brings clarity to text which so often loses most readers, for lack of understanding. When Shakespeare is performed well, you needn't understand every word to appreciate the story unfolding before your eyes. Shakespeare blended science fiction, politics, comedy and human suffering and the lengths we go to avoid it, with a rare weaving talent. He was visionary, seeing human nature played out like chess pieces on life's board, like Mozart, who saw the whole symphony at once enabling him to write every bar for each orchestral section at the same time.
An all woman cast, performing their set on the square stage. Where the performances weaves in and around you, establishes an interaction with the audience long forgotten from Shakespeare's time, the Globe.
Use of sound, lighting and props blend reality from a women's prison to the islands of Bermuda, is so creative. I hope you give it a chance.