Original title: Conte d’hivern
Author: William Shakespeare
Stars: Pere Arquillué, Aida Folch, Cisco Lucchetti, Cristina Plazas, Pedro Casablanc, Òscar Rabadán, Rosa Renom, Juli Mira, Albert Ausellé, Rut Enguita, Oriol Grau
Genre: Drama | Tragedy | Comedy
Director: Ferran Madico
Adaptation: Ferran Madico
Production: Coproducció del Centre d’Arts Escèniques de Reus i del Festival de Barcelona GREC. Quico Amorós.
Shakespeare tells us in this story about the capacity of the individual of being evil, and by doing it, open the way to his self-destruction. A Shakespeare full of knowledge and humanism about the capacity of regeneration of the human person.
The proposal of Madico for this Conte d´hivern is a simple and restrained staging which, with the “political ruckus” as backdrop, underlines the emotional processes as the unique base to construct the stage game. In his own words: The emotion, axis and center of the performance.
In the end of his life, Shakespeare decided to write this tale. A piece which goes above the limits of time and space, to enter deep in a story where reality and fiction overlay with the usual naturalism profiling the dramaturge. Shakespeare cultivates in this piece a new stage gender, the romance (a mixture of tragedy, comedy and lyric drama) copying some of the usual effects of the luxurious masquerades of the court (choreographies, dances… )
The author allows himself some licenses, belonging to the new gender, to construct a story which exposes with a deep enlightenment, the ambitions and miseries of the human being.