EDS performing "Twelfth Night"

Wednesday, July 11. 2007

The English Dramatic Society of Erlangen's University is performing the play "Twelfth Night" next week. This time they won't only playing at the university's Experimentiertheater, but also at the Clubbühne of the E-Werk. See here for details. I'd be interested in watching this play - anyone reading this want to join? Just drop a comment, or give me a call.


The twins Viola and Sebastian are separated at sea in a shipwreck. Viola finds herself stranded with her crew on the coast of Illyria. There, dressed as a man, she becomes a servant to Duke Orsino, who is madly in love with the Lady Olivia. She, however, doesn’t want anything to do with the duke.
Again and again the duke sends his messenger to Olivia in an attempt to win her heart. And so it happens that Viola, who in her service to the Duke goes by the name of Cesario, is sent to Lady Olivia’s house. Olivia takes a fancy to the handsome young man Cesario the first time they meet.
In the meantime Viola’s twin brother has arrived in Illyria unknowing that his sister, who he presumed dead, was also staying there. This leads to plenty of confusion and cases of mistaken identity, but how it all ends remains to be seen.

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The Wyrd Sisters

Saturday, August 19. 2006

Header pictureAlthough already a few days have past I want to use the chance for some explanations about my current header picture. Most of you (unless you are only following my blog via RSS) should have noticed it. It shows the four witches Granny, Nanny, Magrat and Elda. Three of these witches are the main persons in Terry Prattchet’s book “The Wyrds sisters”. I’ve been to Erlangen to see this play performed by the EDS. Terry Pratchett’s book has been adapted for stage by Stephen Briggs, and the director of the EDS Damian Quinn once more managed to stage a vivid and interesting play! Sabine http://www.bee-to-bee.blogspot.com and Flo joined me to visit Erlangen and wrote about there impressions here and here. I also couldn’t resist to take a few “snapshots”. Although the play took about three hours it was worth every minute and I’m looking forward to visit EDS next performance!

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EDS performing Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters

Tuesday, July 11. 2006

Like last semester the English Dramatic Society is performing a quite interesting play. Anyone interested to join me visiting one of the shows?

Dear friends of the EDS,

The World Cup has kept Germany in football fever for the last four weeks and now that it's all over some of you might well be asking yourselves just how you are going to fill those empty evenings. Well, at least for one evening we can offer you an evening of theatrical and musical entertainment with the next EDS production, the stage adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters.

Many of you (and we are sure there will be a few Pratchett fans out there) will have read the book and know the (original) story from the Discworld series - a spinoff of Macbeth - the tale of witch Granny Weatherwax and her fellow coven members who must save the kingdom from the evil Duke. With just a few changes here and there (to make it funnier?) and added musical interludes Wyrd Sisters offers somethings for everyone.

The performance dates are Tuesday - Saturday, 25th - 29th July, at 19.00 each evening, with tickets (EUR 8 and EUR 6) available now to reserve online (on our newly launched website - http://www.english-dramatic-society.de) and to buy from Wednesday (12th July) from our usual points of sale. Please see the website for more details.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to one (or more) of our performances later this month and thank you as ever for your continued support.

The English Dramatic Society, Erlangen
Cast and Crew of Wyrd Sisters

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