The 22nd Gdansk Shakespeare Festival

10 days / 7 countries

27th July – 5th August

The 22nd Gdansk Shakespeare Festival

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Performance

GST

1

August
22:30
Teatr Bakałarz, Poland

Hatred

Duration: 50 min

Text based on William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice”. Shylock hates for hatred’s sake but also for revenge, because he was spat upon and abused. The Doge and Antonio take from the Jew half of his wealth, mercifully they do not kill him, just rob him and convert him to Christianity. We are, therefore, dealing here with a vicious circle of hatred that has existed for centuries: measure for measure – with no reflection! The audience plays a significant role in this project and on its commitment to the accepted stance depends the answer to the question: is there room in this world for love?


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Direction and adaptation: Paweł Budziński

Director’s assistant, make-up: Aneta Małyska

Bartłomiej Wiktor, Lidia Baściuk, Mieszko Syc, Agata Front, Sarah Kościńska, Alan Al-Murtatha, Jakub Wierzejski

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