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"Shakespeare Trilogy", the brainchild of playwright Phyllida Lloyd, launched in 2012. This all-female production combines three of Shakespeare's most important and popular plays, and seeks to make these classic works more accessible and understandable to contemporary audiences.
Shakespeare Trilogy Beginnings
"Shakespeare Trilogy" is a re-telling of "The Tempest", "Julius Caesar" and "Henry IV" in an in-the-round theatre format. Instead of the traditional castles and meadows, the sets of the "Shakespeare Trilogy" are more edgy and include prisons and warehouses. Playwright Lloyd says she chose a women's prison as the setting for her "Julius Caesar" because she saw such women as being among those people in the world with the least voice. The three plays are performed back-to-back on subsequent weeks.
Of course, "Julius Caesar" is the classic tale of the ill-fated Roman emperor. "The Tempest" tells the story of the sorcerer father his and daughter stranded on a remote island and the storm he brings to help save them. "Henry IV" is about the 16th century English king, the successor to Richard III, and the battles he is forced to fight to save his realm.
Trilogy Audiences at Home and Abroad
First performed in London, "Trilogy" has wowed audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. On special "Trilogy Days", all three plays are performed in a single Shakespeare marathon.
For its 13-week run in London in the fall of 2016, Covent Garden's Donmar Warehouse Theatre is constructing a new 420-seat venue near King's Cross Station. The cast of the London production will be led by Dame Harriet Walker, best-known to international audiences for her work in the films "Sense and Sensibility" and "Atonement". The play will move to St. Ann's Warehouse in New York City in January of 2017.
Other works by Phyllida Lloyd
Lloyd is best-known as the director of the hit play and film "Mamma Mia!", for which she earned a best director Tony Award nomination. She was also the director of the Margaret Thatcher biopic "Iron Lady". The 59-year-old Lloyd was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2010. She has also been named among the 100 most influential gay and lesbian people in the U.K. for three years running. Last year, she was number seven on the list.
Lloyd's other theatre credits include the Royal Court Theatre's production of "Six Degrees of Separation", various productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company and several operatic productions with Opera North.
Shakespeare Trilogy Performances
Each of the three plays that make up the "Shakespeare Trilogy" are two to three hours in length. The productions in the U.K. and the U.S. have been very proactive about making tickets accessible to students and young people, with discount ticket programs. One of the aims of this project is to introduce the works of Shakespeare to a new, younger audience.
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