The Decameron

Premiére date20 Jan. 2017
Produced byThe National Theatre
Based onDecameronen by Giovanni Boccaccio
Running period20 Jan. 2017  

About The Decameron

The Decameron (2017) was a theatre production by The National Theatre, based on the novel by Giovanni Boccaccio. The production was performed at the theatre's main stage.

Elisa Kragerup directed it.

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Med: Kjersti Tveterås, Ulla Marie Broch / Mari Maurstad, Marika Enstad, Heidi Goldmann, Selome Emnetu, Mattis Herman Nyquist, Jonas Strand Gravli, Thorbjørn Harr / Herbert Nordrum / John Emil Jørgensrud, Bernhard Arnø og Anders Mordal.

Regissør: Elisa Kragerup. Scenograf og kostymedesigner: Steffen Aarfing. Koreograf: Kristian Støvind. Komponist: Gaute Tønder. Lysdesigner: Magnus Mikaelsen. Maskør: Greta Bremseth og Eva Sharp. Dramaturg: Njål Helge Mjøs og Solveig Gade.

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    More about The Decameron

    At the webpage of The National Theatre the following, among other things, is written about The Decameron:

    "Disaster strikes, and in fear of what is outside, ten persons barricade beneath the same roof.

    To pass the time, they begin to tell each other stories. But which are the stories one shares, when one sits isolated with others and the inhabitations fall? Are laughter and words all that is left when the world is hit by a crisis?

    The Decameron was written by the Italian Giovanni Boccaccio in 1353, and it is regarded among the masterpieces of the world's literature. With its sensual, beautiful and naughty stories this work has inspired everyone from Shakespeare until the writers of today.

    The Danish star director Elisa Kragerup has allowed herself to delight in Boccaccio's comical, moving and erotic depictions, and when ten of The National Theatre's actors get together onstage, a beautiful, funny and musical performance is unveiled.

    Can they - shut in and together- create a better world, filled with compassion, playfulness and generosity, rather than fear, scepticism and egotism?"


    The National Theatre,, 13.09.17,

    Import from the list of openings 15.12.2016