An innovating telling by DUT Drama and Production Studies’ students under the direction of Professor Deborah Arlene Lütge of one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies: The Taming of the Shrew, will be heading off for Germany in mid-April as part of an innovative global exchange / research programme to honour the work of Shakespeare.
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DUT’s The Taming of the Shrew will be presented at the 2018 Folkwang Shakespeare Festival from April 11 to 23.The Festival happens every two years and this is the ninth time the festival is being held.Our journey to Folkwang Shakespeare Festival in 2016 signalled the beginning of a deep and poignantly touching transition for our Department of Drama and Production Studies. Ours was the first production from Africa to take part in this innovative international Shakespeare project. This second sojourn has been equally transformative.The DUT version will travel to Essen-Werden in Germany where they will perform at the Folkwang Universität der Künste to which participants must be invited in order to produce collaborative art.
The participants all perform exactly the same Shakespeare – this year, The Taming of the Shrew – uniquely interpreted by individual global directors then merged and deconstructed to produce the same Shakespeare with all directors and international casts collaborating.In regards to practice-based research sharing unique interpretations and further exploring the cultural and global collaborative exchange, this festival proves an invaluable artistic and reflective process.The Taming of The Shrew had Durban performances recently at the Courtyard Theatre.For more information contact the Departmental Secretary, Lebohang Sibisi on (031) 3732194 / .To read more about the play go to : Publicity Matters – Sophie ThompsonLike the South Coast Herald’s Facebook page, follow us on Twitter and InstagramFor news straight to your phone, add us on WhatsApp 082 421 6033