William i lyst og last* (William in lust and vice)

William i lyst og last* (William in lust and vice) is a collaboration production by Ola B. Johannessen and The Norwegian Theatre, produced in 2014.

The production is based on sonnets by William Shakespeare.

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Information

(Objekt ID 38543)
Object type Production
Premiere April 23, 2014
Coproducers The Norwegian Theatre
Based on The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
Audience Adults
Audience size 460
Number of events 5
Language Norwegian Bokmål and Norwegian Nynorsk
Expressions Poetry event, Musical theatre, Theatre
Running period April 23, 2014  
Website Det Norske Teatret
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At the webpage of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about William i lyst og last* (William in lust and vice):

"In 2014 450 years have passed since the greatest playwright in the world was born - the merchant's son from Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare (Sceneweb's comment: his father was a glove maker). We know very little about the most performed playwright in the world, he has hidden well behind all his fabulous characters. In his sonnets, on the other hand, there are traces of his private life. Besides being beautiful and often merciless, they can also be read as a kind of secret diary from his life in London, far away from his wife and children in the small town of Stratford.

'Best of' William Shakespeare
At The Norwegian Theatre we celebrate Shakespeare with a performance on Scene 3 (Stage 3), where Ola B. Johannessen, Ingrid Jørgensen Dragland and Oddgeir Thune deal with his sonnets. The production has been compiled by Ola B. Johannessen and is a collaboration production by him and The Norwegian Theatre. New music has been composed by Gisle Kverndokk, and we use poetic translations by André Bjerke, Erik Bystad, Per Olav Kaldestad, Åse Marie Nesse and Ragnvald Skrede."

William i lyst og last is supported by The Fund for Performing Artists, The Audio Visual Fund and the composer fund called Komponistenes vederlagsfond.

Sources:

The Norwegian Theatre, www.detnorsketeatret.no, 11.03.2014, http://www.detnorsketeatret.no/index.php?option=com_play&view=play&playid=421

Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 05/03-2014

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Performance dates
April 23, 2014 19:00 – Scene 3 (tidligere Prøvesalen) – Opening night