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Classical Theatre in Frankfurt, Germany
In recognition of World Theatre Day on March 27th, we will be holding our first fundraiser as a registered nonprofit theatre ensemble! We have invited guest artists from around the world to join us for an online symposium to look at how they have approached the hurdles of creating theatre during the pandemic and how we can adjust our process in more sustainable ways for a post-Covid theatre world. This virtual event is open to everyone and will be hosted via Zoom webinar, including symposiums on each artist’s work as well as an open Q&A. We hope you’ll join us for this exciting virtual event celebrating World Theatre Day!
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of our production of Tartuffe. Due to the continued Covid-19 restrictions in Frankfurt, we are unable to perform this show for a live audience as intended. We want to thank everyone for their support and most importantly the cast and crew for their hard work and dedication to this project throughout many months of uncertainty. While it continues to be a challenging time for the theatre, we remain optimistic that one day soon we will be able to once again share stories in the traditional format we know and love. Until then, stay safe and healthy.
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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.
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. If you have any questions regarding your donation, 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.”
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!
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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