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SHYLOCK

Jan Decorte

'A pound of flesh cut from your own body, and three caskets of gold, silver and lead.'These singular elements form the basis for 'Shylock', a new play by Jan Decorte.

Premiere: November 2013, Kaaitheater, Brussels (BE).

Jan Decorte and Comp.Marius: this is not the first time for this small Shakespeare alliance. They have previously joined forces for 'Wintervögelchen' (after 'The Winter’s Tale') and 'Niks of niks' (after 'Much Ado About Nothing').

The source of inspiration is Shakespeare’s 'The Merchant of Venice', in which he tells the story of the noble but poor Bassanio, who is in love with the rich and beautiful Portia. To be able to make an impression on her he asks his friend Antonio for money. Antonio’s capital is invested at sea, so he borrows from the Jewish usurer Shylock. And Shylock includes a very unusual clause in the agreement: if Antonio does not repay the loan on time, he must cut a pound of flesh from his own body, from around the heart.

Bassanio is not the only one who is courting Portia. Her dead father made three caskets, of gold, silver and lead. He who chooses the right casket will have his daughter…

In 'Shylock', Jan Decorte has written a razor-sharp play about prejudice and humanness, about power and love. And in so doing he crosses delicate poetry with pure rock ’n roll.

Credits
Author & director: Jan Decorte
Actors: Jan Decorte, Sigrid Vinks, Waas Gramser, Kris Van Trier, Herwig Ilegems 
Decor: Jan Decorte, Johan Daenen
Costumes: Jan Decorte, Sigrid Vinks, Sofie D’Hoore
Lighting: Jan Decorte, Luc Schaltin
Cp-producuction: Jan Decorte/Bloet, Comp.Marius & Kaaitheater


February 2014
13
Feb
Toneelhuis - De Antwerpse Kleppers

Antwerpen (BE)
12
Feb
Toneelhuis - De Antwerpse Kleppers

Antwerpen (BE)
January 2014
30
Jan
CC Lier

Lier (BE)
29
Jan
CC De Velinx

Tongeren (BE)
25
Jan
NTGent

Gent (BE)
24
Jan
NTGent

Gent (BE)
23
Jan
NTGent

Gent (BE)
22
Jan
CC De Werft

Geel (BE)
20
Jan
CC De Borre

Bierbeek (BE)
16
Jan
De Warande

Turnhout (BE)
15
Jan
CC De Werf

Aalst (BE)
14
Jan
BRONKS

Brussel (BE)
10
Jan
STUK

Leuven (BE)
December 2013
28
Dec
Rotterdamse Schouwburg

Rotterdam
17
Dec
Frascati

Amsterdam
14
Dec
CC De Spil

Roeselare (BE)
03
Dec
CC Sint-Niklaas

Sint-Niklaas (BE)
November 2013
30
Nov
Stadsschouwburg Mechelen

Mechelen (BE)
27
Nov
Toneelschuur

Haarlem
20
Nov
CC Brugge

Brugge (BE)
19
Nov
CC Maasmechelen

Maasmechelen (BE)
09
Nov
Kaaitheater

Brussel (BE)
08
Nov
Kaaitheater

Brussel (BE)
07
Nov
Kaaitheater

Brussel (BE)