Forced Entertainment present Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare

All 36 Plays to watch for free.

A salt and pepper pot for the king and queen. A vase for the prince. A matchbox for the servant. A toilet roll tube for the Innkeeper. A water bottle for the messenger. A kitchen table for a stage.

The objects have been taken out of their bubble wrap; kitchen tables and study desks in Sheffield. London and Berlin have been cleared of clutter and requisitioned as stages; and performers Claire, Richard, Terry, Jerry, Cathy and Robin are ready to kick off this series of intimate retellings of each of Shakespeare’s plays from their homes to yours.

Originally conceived in 2015, in Complete Works six performers create condensed versions of all of the Shakespeare plays, comically and intimately retelling them, using a collection of everyday objects as stand-ins for the characters on the one metre stage of a table top.

Watch live or catch up in pre-recorded performances.

Posted on 12th November 2020

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