Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Docklands Shakespeare Festival Theatre in Dublin

Dublin's Docklands will present an innovative Shakespeare festival with previews beginning on 14th June. This Dublin festival will be produced by an internationally renowned travelling theatre company known as Footsbarn.

A stunning purpose built 500-seater marquee theatre will be afloat on George's Dock as a fantastic venue for this six week Shakespearean festival. During the course of this Dublin festival, Perchance to Dream and The Tempest will be performed.

Perchance to Dream is a collaboration with writer and translator, Andre Markowicz and Footsbarn theatre company. This is an ambitious piece of theatre. Perchance to Dream incorporates Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear and Hamlet into the performance. The four seasons and the seven ages of man are used as the base of the play proving it to be a very intricate and stimulating performance.

Footsbarn's production of the Tempest explores the magical universe of the play. This production includes some spectaculour visual and musical effects. This Shakespearean play is based on an island inhabited by spirits and demons. The Tempest is one of Shakespeare's most comic and dramatic plays. The enchanted island is full of illusion, desire, treason with comedy the main dramatic emphasis.

The Docklands Shakespeare festival with floating marquee theatre and creative and reputable theatre group will make for a special night out in Dublin.

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