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Classical Theatre in Frankfurt, Germany

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Spiritus Vitae – The Breath of Life was born from the desire to create art during a time when traditional theatre, and the creative outlet it provides for cast, crew and audience alike, was unavailable to the world. Our cast and crew all worked for free, and the very limited budget went entirely into the production. Only a couple of rehearsals and one afternoon of filming per scene – and we are extremely proud of the result. Like so many other performing arts entities we offer this for your free viewing pleasure – but would be most grateful if you could consider supporting us with a donation. Whatever you feel you can and want to pledge – please contact Varvara Pomoni

“Be thou assur’d, if words be made of breath, And breath of life: I haue no life to breath What thou hast saide to me.”

– Gertrude, Hamlet (Act III Sc 4)

This film is a celebration of Life’s most powerful moments, the ones that create our destiny, that provide hope and joy, that detail our own downfalls.  During the summer of 2020, a most tumultuous time for humankind, Shakespeare Frankfurt chose to look at some of those pivotal moments in life and share them with the community at large.  As it is every summer, the Botanischer Garten Frankfurt, with all its unique natural wonder, was our world to tell these stories in. “Spiritus Vitae – The Breath of Life” is now available on our YouTube channel. Click the button below to learn more about this project, including behind the scenes photos, cast and crew bios, and much more!

ANNOUNCING OUR

20/21 SEASON

have a look at some of our

past productions

The Comedy of Errors

JUNE 2020

Trojan Women

February 2020

Macbeth

June 2019

Othello

February 2019

An Enemy of the People

October 2018

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

June 2018

Twelfth Night

October 2017

The Tempest

November 2016

Shakespeare in the Garden: Hortus Inclusus

June 2016

the plague project

When Shakespeare was alive it was common for the Theatres to close during times of plague. Traditionally, we are the cultural spaces that shut down first and are the last to reopen. In his day they would take the show on the road and travel the countryside, even as far as right here in The Palatinate. In the modern age we have another choice, online viewing. Shakespeare Frankfurt is committed to offering storytelling during this time of upheaval and crisis, so we will be sharing some of Shakespeare’s monologues performed by our ensemble members over the coming weeks. The purpose is to pass the time, tell a story and wet your whistles for when we are allowed to see you all in person again and share with you that most essential human experience, Theatre.

Watch all the Plague Project monologues on our YouTube channel.

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about us

OUR MISSION

Shakespeare Frankfurt is committed to text-based storytelling and utilizes classical and modern theatrical techniques to tell stories that are relevant and accessible to a modern audience. Whether with Shakespeare or other great playwrights from the past, we focus on a generous and flexible environment for artists to grow in.

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local press

Frankfurter Allgemeine

October 21, 2020 | William Shakespeare als Fixpunkt William Shakespeares Werk hat den amerikanischen Regisseur und Schauspieler P. J. Escobio...

Frankfurter Rundschau

May 14, 2019 | MACBETH IM BOTANISCHEN GARTEN Kampf um die Macht im Grünen

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Metropolnews

May 17, 2018 | Frankfurt: Neues Open-Air-Theater „Shakespeare in the Garden“ startet am 10.06.2018

frankfurter neue press

August 20, 2020 | Botanischer Garten Frankfurt wird zur Filmkulisse Die Theatercompagnie "Shakespeare Frankfurt" geht mit einer Collage aus Stücken neue Wege

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Frankfurter Rundschau

June 11, 2018 | SOMMERTHEATER IN FRANKFURT Wo die Zauberblüten immer gleich zur Hand sind

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Journal Frankfurt

October 26, 2017 | JOURNAL FRANKFURT IS GIVING AWAY 2X2 TICKETS Shakespeare for everyone

Frankfurter Wochenblatt

February 12, 2020 | Neues Stück im Internationalen Theater Frankfurt Verzweiflung der Frauen Trojas

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2018

Journal Frankfurt

May 18, 2018 | SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN Ein Sommernachts-traum im Botanischen Garten

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Plays To See

November 23, 2016 | Internationales Theater Frankfurt, Frankfurt Four hundred years and the final piece...

Contact

If you’d like to know more about Shakespeare Frankfurt or need information regarding upcoming shows or auditions, please get in touch by filling out the form on the right or by sending us an email at: hello@shakespearefrankfurt.de

We look forward to hearing from you!