Shakespeare Anyone – What is Love

Shakespeare Anyone? What is Love?

The cast of Shakespeare Anyone? premieres its second theme at the O-Ton on Bergerstrasse, What is Love? An exploration of family love, romantic love, love of country and the nature of friendship, What is Love? ran from mid-Feb to March 2014.

The Scenes

King Lear Act 1 Scene 1
King Lear disowns his daughter Cordelia, despite the protests of his trusted servant Kent.

Midsummer night’s dream Act 1 Scene 1
Hermia and Lysander are forbidden to marry as they wish.

Twelfth Night Act 2 Scene 4
Disguised as a man, Viola has become a servant to Duke Orsino, who she loves.

Mistress Mine – music by Paul Cowlan

King Lear Act 1 Scene 4
The faithful Kent defies Lear’s order of banishment, and disguises himself, in order to continue serving his master.

Hamlet Act 1 Sce ne 3
Polonius gives words of wisdom to his children Laertes and Ophelia.

Love’s Labours Lost Act 4 Scene 3
Berowne, Dumaine and Longavil have vowed to give up women, in favor of higher learning. However, now that each has secretly fallen in love they decide to study women instead.

The Tempest Act 3 Sce ne 1
Ferdinand and Miranda speak to each other for the first time, having admired each other from afar for days.

Much Ado about Nothing Act 4 Sce ne 1
Benedick comes to console Beatrice after her cousin is publicly dishonored.

Sonnet 138
Sigh no more, ladies – music by Paul Cowlan

Two Gentlemen of Verona Act 1 Sce ne 2
Julia and Lucetta are gossiping about men, but things get heated when Lucetta produces a love letter for Julia.

Two Noble Kinsmen Act 2 Scene 2
Arcite and Palemon are best friends, until the sight of a beautiful woman brings on a sudden change.
Twelfth Night When that I was and a little tiny boy – traditional tune

All photos by Kate Miller Photo.