DID YOU KNOW?

That Shakepeare coined over 1700 words and phrases?

 

Indeed, the great Bard seemed to have an imagination like no other. In his plays and sonnets numerous words and phrases make their first appearance on print.

 

We have him to thank for expressions such as 'heart of gold', ' amurder most foul' and 'it's greek to me'. It seems that even back in the day Shakespeare's plays where difficult to understand for the audience.

 

 

DIRECTOR: LINA THIERRY

 

Lina has been an active member of AaUSC for the last five years, and has wowed audiences in such iconic roles as Cordelia in “King Lear”, Isabella in “Measure for Measure” and Rosalind in “As You Like It”. She has also been keeping the company’s books since 2014, making sure the director did not run the company’s finances into the ground.

 

 

It is the greatest love story ever. Two youths fall madly in love, but their passion is made impossible by the hateful relationship between their families. And so, through a sequence of unfortunate events, where the very universe itself seems to hinder our young heroes, they are finally united, as they embrace death in order to be with each other. Alternatively, it is the story of how half a dozen people dies, because two horny teenagers with no chill refuses to keep it in their pantaloons. GREATEST. LOVE STORY. EVER.

 

In “Romeo and Juliet” we enter the city of Verona, Italy, where the Prince has just declared a truce between the houses of Capulet and Montague, under penalty of death, in order to stop their ancient feud. Meanwhile, Romeo, the young son of Lord Montague, is lovesick and brought to a feast by his friends, the kind Benvolio and bawdy Mercutio. Here he meets Juliet, the daughter of Lord Capulet, and the spark between them becomes a roaring flame even before the night is over. But all is not well, since Lord Capulet has already promised his daughter’s hand in marriage to the rich Count Paris, while Tybalt, Juliet’s hotheaded cousin, wants nothing more, than to kill every Montague he sees. Events quickly spiral out of control for the young lovers, as they learn that their destinies are not necessarily their own to master.

 

Expect to see love, lust, teenage angst, sword fights and more than one hot-blooded Italian being overly dramatic in this year’s Aalborg University Shakespeare Company production.

 

 

ROMEO AND JULIET

DIRECTOR: LOUISE DYREBORG FJORDSIDE

 

Louise has been part of the company since 2012, and has portrayed such mistresses of sass as Julia in “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” and Celia in “As You Like It”. She also took over the job as the company’s PR manager, earning AaUSC a much greater visibility, and in turn ensuring two of the most profitable years for the company in recent memory.