21 September 2011 - 22 October 2011
St Giles, Cripplegate
Thrown together in limbo, mid-way between Europe and the East, a group of exiles fight for control of a haunted land and a contested history, while the indigenous inhabitants plan their resistance.
Shakespeare's vision of rebellion, collaboration and uneasy peace was given a poignant anniversary revival as part of The Barbican's 2011 BITE season. It opened in the atmospheric surroundings of St Giles' Cripplegate Church after a tour of Israel and the West Bank; the first international Shakespeare production to visit trans-border sites in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nablus and Haifa.
Performed by an international cast, this new production by Jericho restored surviving
music that would have accompanied the play when it premiered 400 years ago.
For the first time sound and narrative were reunited in this greatest of
meditations on territorial conflict, displacement and political renewal.
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