RICHARD III. von William Shakespeare Regie  Thomas Ostermeier Bühne Jan Pappelbaum Kostüme Florence von Gerkan Mitarbeit Kostüme Ralf Tristan Scezsny Musik Nils Ostendorf Video Sébastien Dupouey Dramaturgie Florian Borchmeyer Licht Erich Schneider Kampfchoreographie René Lay Puppenbau Ingo Mewes, Karin Tiefensee Puppentraining Susanne Claus, Dorothee MetzPremiere am 7.2.2015 Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, BerlinRichard III - Lars EidingerCopyright by Arno Declair Birkenstr. 13b, 10559 Berlin Telefon +49 (0) 30 695 287 62 mobil +49 (0)172 400 85 84 arno@iworld.de Konto 600065 208 Blz 20010020 Postbank Hamburg IBAN/BIC : DE70 2001 0020 0600 0652 08 / PBNKDEFF Veröffentlichung honorarpflichtig! Mehrwertsteuerpflichtig 7% USt-ID Nr. DE118970763 St.Nr. 34/257/00024 FA Berlin Mitte/Tiergarten

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Reimagining Shakespeare’s rabidly ambitious king with a confrontational interpretation, Thomas Ostermeier returns to BAM with Richard III. The influential German director and artistic head of Berlin’s Schaubühne Theatre turns Shakespeare’s study of evil into a gritty, unflinching spectacle.

The full-throttle adaptation is set in a mud-splattered arena, designed by Jan Pappelbaum, where glitter falls from the sky as a club-footed sociopath stalks the stage. Playwright Marius von Mayenburg converts Shakespeare’s poetic pentameter to forthright prose and Lars Eidinger portrays the antihero as part rock star, part ghoulish comedian. The production isn’t restricted to the demonization of one man––it is also a portrait of a powerful elite torn apart by internal strife, out of whose midst a perverse dictator emerges.