Conte d'Hiver at Theatre Royal du Parc

by Nils Petersen

Thursday 14 January 2016 - 20:15 to Saturday 13 February 2016 - 15:00
Théâtre Royal du Parc, Brussels

When King Leontes of Sicilia is visited by his friend Polixenes, King of Bohemia, his Queen's friendly attentions towards Polixenes kindles the jealousy of Leontes.

Despite a trial at which the Oracle from Delphi declares the Queen guiltless, an enraged Leontes banishes her.

Shakespearean conventions are transposed to modern day reality in this fascinating Georges Lini adaptation of A Winter’s Tale, turning classic Shakespeare characters into common folk while displaying the timeless anguish of a King maddened both by the power he yields and by its own folly, reminding us that power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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