Breakfast with Shakespeare

Breakfast with Shakespeare

lyrics by William Shakespeare
conceived and directed by Laura Pasetti
music by Felix Mendelssohn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Sergeij Prokofiev
acting voice Benedetta Borciani
piano Claudia Schirripa
lighting designer Manuel Frenda
costume designer Simona Paci

Have a breakfast with William Shakespeare…who could not possibly love it?
Over 450 years since his birth the only way to come close to his “dream” is drinking a cup of tea after hearing the Bard’s most precious treasure: his plays.
Charioteer Theatre proposes three plays in the form of concert reading. But those who are thinking about the usual reading with an acting voice and background music are wrong: what is new is the continuous dialogue between actor and piano, that contributes to the building of the drama.
Indeed the choice of the music is not based on the playwriter’s contemporary ones nor others that are linked to the lyrics, but with no connection at all.
Charioteer Theatre proposes compositions that were inspired by their author’s by Shakespearians works as Felix Mendelssohn, Ludwig van Beethoven and Sergeij Prokofiev, and so conceived to tell the drama story in another language – music.