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The history of 15th century England is marked by the so-called “War of the Two Roses”, as the Civil War between the House of Lancaster and the House of York is popularly known. The name comes from the fact that the two Houses' respective symbols were a red rose and a white rose, both heirs to King Edward III and both aspirants to the throne.
Violence and poetry, by Calixto Bieito.
Shakespeare's historical dramas, which run from Richard II to Richard III, by way of Henry IV, V, VI... and perhaps all that is re-discovered, form a series of more or less historically accurate events that cover an important period of civil wars in England. It is marvellous when someone explains a story to you. Someone interprets it and someone else will interpret it again, and so on to an endless chain of fantasies, desires, traumas, dreams... that will rewrite our imaginary, now deeply immersed in the digital era.
The tales of Shakespeare's kings are awash in violence, hatred, corruption, reflection, maturity, unease, uncertainty, anger, pity... I often wonder what on earth we would do without these stories. How could we explain ourselves? Using stories, old tales, science fiction narratives helps us.
I don't find it at all easy, and in fact I don't think I will ever succeed, but I do try to understand a world in which people, politics, culture and technology are completely intertwined. Shakespeare understood this very well. Meanwhile the circles of history twist and turn. Brutality and anguish have been the lot of mankind since the beginning of time. But also poetry. Why do they always go hand in hand?
"Wild tales are essential reading, the stimulus of a developing imagination, a resource amidst the tedium of everyday existence that inspires lasting pleasure and keeps alive the essential capacity for daydreaming” - Charles Lamb.
William Shakespeare’s Historical Tragedies
Based on the historical dramas of Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI and Richard III
Version, Direction and Stage Space: Calixto Bieito
With Joseba Apaolaza, Lucía Astigarraga, Ylenia Baglietto, Ainhoa Etxebarria, Miren Gaztañaga, Iñaki Maruri, Koldo Olabarri, Lander Otaola, José María Pou, Eneko Sagardoy and Mitxel Santamarina
Costume design: Ingo Krüler
Lighting design: Michael Bauer
Direction assistants: María Goiricelaya and Ane Pikaza
Costume assistant: Paula Klein
A production by the Teatro Arriaga of Bilbao in co-production with Teatro Español of Madrid, Teatro Principal of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Teatro Victoria Eugenia of San Sebastian-Donostia and Muxikebarri of Getxo
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