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Shakespeare og ondskapen* (Shakespeare and evil)

Shakespeare og ondskapen* (Shakespeare and evil) (2016) was a monologue theatre production by Nordland Theatre. It was a world premiere inspired by the book Shakespeare's Villains by Maurice Charney, mixed with texts by Shakespeare, in a manuscript by Rune Storsæther Løding and Birgitte Strid. The production opened at the main stage of Nordland Theatre.

Birgitte Strid directed it.

Rune S. Løding performed the monologue.

Shakespeare og ondskapen was performed as a visiting performance in Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)'s venue Centralteatret during the festival Heddadagene 2017.

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


(Objekt ID 65379)
Object type Production
Premiere October 29, 2016
Produced by Nordland Theatre
Based on Shakespeare’s Villains by Maurice Charney
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Monologue
Running period October 29, 2016  
Duration 50 minutes
Website Nordland Teater, Oslo Nye Teater

At the webpage of Nordland Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Shakespeare og ondskapen* (Shakespeare and evil):

"Shakespeare og ondskapen deals with seven of Shakespeare's familiar characters, labelled as evil, and lets us delight in lust, greed, power and desire seen through their eyes. The production provides insight into the dark corner of the human soul, and it shows us how the aesthetics of evil brings forth darkness within people, even ourselves.

Shakespeare og ondskapen is the second production in the series where external effects such as stage design and props are limited, and the actors and the text get the spotlight. The audience doesn't need to have heard of or read about Shakespeare or his characters prior to seeing the production, to be able to enjoy it."


Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 29.08.2016

Nordland Theatre, nordlandteater.no, 08.05.2017, http://www.nordlandteater.no/nc/forestillinger/shakespeare-og-ondskapen.html

Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), oslonye.no, 08.05.2017, http://oslonye.no/heddadagene-shakespeare-og-ondskapen/

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

Name Role
Maurice Charney – Author
William Shakespeare – Author
Rune Storsæther Løding – Script
Birgitte Strid – Script
Ragnar Olsen – Translation
Birgitte Strid – Direction
Rune Storsæther Løding – Actor
Performance dates
February 15, 2019Black Box , Vinterlys – Show
February 14, 2019Black Box , Vinterlys – Show
June 14, 2017 19:00 – Oslo Nye Centralteatret , Heddadagene – Show
June 13, 2017 19:00 – Oslo Nye Centralteatret , Heddadagene – Show
October 29, 2016 23.00 – Hovedscena (the main stage) – Opening night
Vinterlys February 14, 2019
Heddadagene June 13, 2017