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William Shakespeare | Deutsch von Gabriele Groenewold
Szenenbild aus Der Sturm
© Matthias Horn

After being put on a tiny, barely seaworthy boat in Italy and abandoned to their fate and the caprice of the waves, the expatriated Prospero and his young daughter, Miranda, land on an island that is practically uninhabited. Perhaps that is a good thing. There are no border control agencies there, no transit or deportation centres – just one other inhabitant, himself the son of an expatriate who arrived on the island many years prior after taking the now more common escape route, from North Africa.
With Shakespeare’s play as a jumping-off point, and together with a representative of Sea-Eye Vienna, an NGO that raises funds for sea rescue ships and organises information campaigns, we want to talk about refugee movements, human dignity and the realistic perspectives of a European migration policy that is deserving of the name.

One-time special price incl. discussion €6.00

Audience discussion with Laura Chalabi (Sea-Eye Vienna), members of the ensemble & Sebastian Huber (dramaturgy)

Moderation: Eva Konzett, FALTER
In collaboration with Sea-Eye Vienna & Seebrücke & FALTER


THE TEMPEST, thought to be the last play Shakespeare wrote, is not a staid late work but a drama of subversion. Prospero, the former Duke of Milan, was overthrown by his brother Antonio. As Antonio and Alonso, the King of Naples, and his brother Sebastian, sail close by the island, Prospero unleashes a storm that causes their ship to capsize.

Antonio and Sebastian conspire with some other shipwreck survivors and plot to kill Alonso in order to gain control over Naples upon their return. Meanwhile, Caliban, one of the two original island inhabitants enslaved by Prospero, joins forces with two drunk sailors and plans to rebel against the island’s ruler. At the same time, Shakespeare’s play is set on an „island of contemplation“ (Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson) – and hence in an invaluable place.

Beschreibung Information
Dauer und Pausen 2 Stunden 20 Minuten - keine Pause
Sitzplan A
Zusatzinformation einmaliger Sonderpreis € 6,- in Kooperation mit Sea-Eye Wien & Seebrücke Wien & FALTER
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