INTERNATIONALES THEATERINSTITUT / MIME CENTRUM BERLIN

MEDIATHEK

FÜR TANZ

UND THEATER

MCB-TV-6052

Edvard II. / Edward the Second/ Edward der Zweite

Autorenschaft
Beschreibung

Edward the Second - This play, set around the story of a king's abdication (very like Shakespeare's later work, Richard II) does not have the appearance of an ordinary history. The main reason is that the decisive factor for its central hero, King Edward, is not any specific historical act, but the nature of his sexuality. "The homosexuality of the central character has brought Marlowe's play a certain amount of popularity in the past two decades: the rising gay culture celebrates it as the most significant classical drama with a homosexual protagonist. However, a defence of homosexuality is not the political subject of the play. The king's homoeroticism is more of a character feature that destabilises conventional relationships - it is an issue that in the play serves as a springboard for an investigation of the wild world of politics," wrote Diana Coloini.

Translator:
Srečko Fišer

Language consultant:
Tatjana Stanič

Composer:
Aldo Kumar

Directors assistant:
Ajda Valcl

16th International Festival Theatre Pilsen Booklet (Printed Edition)
Regie
Gruppe / Compagnie / Ensemble
Dramaturgie
Darsteller
Bühnenbild
Kostüm
Standorte
MCB
Reihe
Sprache
CZ, SL
Aufnahmedatum
Samstag, 13. September 2008
Orte
Stadt
Plzen
Land
Tschechische Republik
Länge
120 min
Schlagworte