ROME: Shakespeare Marathon
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ROME is a spectacular seven and a half hour journey behind the scenes of an empire that rose and fell, as if following the trajectory of a prophetic black sun that, 400 years later, resonates eerily with our times. The cycle opens with The Rape of Lucrece, the female body portrayed as a territory to be invaded; a chaotic democracy struggles to emerge in the face of Coriolanus’ contemptuous and exaggerated righteousness; Julius Caesar exposes the implacable mechanics of tyranny; the explosive cocktail of love and politics is captured in Antony and Cleopatra; and the adventure concludes with the legendary bloodbath of Titus Andronicus.

We will depart from ROME basking in the glory of having attended a performance–event that will leave its mark on the soul and the body, even as it chips away at the very foundations of our so-called “civilized” societies.

How the show unfolds 

ROME features twenty-nine (29) performers sharing the stage. This Shakespearean saga lasts seven and a half hours (7 hours 30 minutes) and is presented in three (3) parts with two (2) intermissions. Get ready for an extraordinary theatrical experience!

Snack bar service will be available on site.

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National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Babs Asper Theatre


May 5th to May 6th


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