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Shakespeare Sonette

Synopsis
A television version of Robert Wilson’s 2009 stagework in which he has selects 24 of Shakespeare’s sonnets to perform and illustrate. In ‘Sonette’ the women play men and men play women. Inge Keller, an 86-year old actress, plays William Shakespeare. The music is by Rufus Wainwright.
Language
German (Standard)
Country
Germany
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
7 Sep 2009 at 22:40 (Channel: ARTE)
Duration
110 mins

Credits

Director
Robert Wilson (3)
Writer
Robert Wilson (3); William Shakespeare
Music
Rufus Wainwright
Costume
Jacques Reynaud
Cast
Anke Engelsmann 
Anna Graenzer 
Christina Drechsler 
Christopher Nell 
Dejan Bucin 
Georgette Dee 
Georgios Tsivanoglous 
Giulin von Bern 
Inge KellerWilliam Shakespeare
Jürgen HoltzQueen Elizabeth I
Ruth Goöss 
Sabin Tambrea 
Sylvie RohrerWilliam Shakespeare as a young man
Traute Hoess 
Ursula Höpfner-Tabori 

Additional Details

Theatre company
Berliner Ensemble
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Subjects
Drama; English language and literature
Keywords
gender representation; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Cross-dressing; Gender reversal

Notes

Textual information
Dramaturg: Jutta Ferbers

Production Company

Name

ZDF

Notes
See: Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

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