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Grec 2016: L'Empestat

  • Theatre
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

Author: Jordi Oriol. Director: Xavier Albertí. Cast: Jordi Oriol and Carles Pedragosa.  

In 2007, Jordi Oriol and Xavier Albertí teamed up to create a re-reading of Shakespeare’s 'Hamlet', fusing it with Albert Camus’s novel 'The Fall', with extraordinary results. Now, playwright and director come together once more, melding different works by the same two authors. 'L'Empestat' is a new reading of Shakespeare’s 'The Tempest', seen through the prism of Camus’s 'The Plague' and fused with Beethoven’s Piano Sonata no. 17 (better known as 'The Tempest'), performed by the actor and musician Carles Pedragosa. 'L'Empestat' is also a new sound piece by multidisciplinary group Indi Gest, which begins at the moment when Prospero and Miranda leave the island which had been their home since they were shipwrecked.


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