Posts Categorized: Theater

Seen Live: Schwalbe speelt vals

Two teams of four players play a game. The aim of the game is to strip the opposition of their clothes. It starts out as fun and games, and it’s hilarious to watch. Gradually, the players lose themselves in the game, and it becomes more physical, harsher even. At times, it’s unpleasant to look at…. Read more »

King Lear

Since I was going to see Het Toneel Speelt’s production of King Lear, I figured I might as well read it, since that brings me closer to finishing my copy of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Cutting a few corners, one could condense King Lear down to this: the elderly King Lear wants to… Read more »

Seen live: Ken je Klassiekers!

In Ken je Klassiekers! Aluin goes through ten classic plays (four Greek tragedies and six by Shakespeare) in an hour. And that’s all there is to it, really. Ten plays, in a hour-long information overload. Lots of fun. At this point, I would have embedded the trailer, but embedding is disabled by request, so here’s… Read more »

Seen Live: Carpe Noctem

Almost exactly a month ago, on a sunday, I went all the way halfway across the world to Rijen, Brabandt* to see an amateur production of my favorite musical, Tanz der Vampire. It was being performed by Theatergroep NoNonsense, called Carpe Noctem – Pluk de nacht and it was quite awesome. A few years ago,… Read more »