by William Shakespeare
Translated by Valeri Petrov
Director/Set designer/Light Designer: Robert Wilson
Co-Director: Ann-Christin Rommen
Costume/Hair/Makeup Designer: Yashi
Light Co-Designer: Marcello Lumaca
Dramaturg: Jutta Ferbers
Set Co- Designer: Marie de Testa
Sound Designer: Dario Felli
VESELIN MEZEKLIEV, RADINA BORSHOSH, ZHAKLIN DASKALOVA, VASILENA VINCENZO, YAVOR VALKANOV,
STOYAN PEPELANOV, PLAMEN DIMOV, VALENTIN GANEV, ZAFIR RADJAB, KONSTANTIN ELENKOV, STEFAN KUSHEV,
VASIL DRAGANOV, NENCHO KOSTOV, GERGANA ZMIICHAROVA, VYARA TABAKOVA, VLADISLAVA NIKOLOVA
Assistant Directors: Irina Ivanova, Iva Manolova, Alexander Asparuhov, Boiana Buchvarova
Assistant Director & translation: Plamen Harmandjiev, Luba Todorova
Assistant Set Designers: Boiana Buchvarova, Emona Stoikova
Assistant Costume/Makeup Designer: Nikol Mechkarska
Trainees: Iveta Georgieva, Alitsa Mikotsziova, Emilia Toncheva, Vanni Romanetti, Nikol Vasileva
In-house dramatist: Svetlana Pancheva
In-house Technical Matters Deputy Director: Engr. Emil Markov
Head of Production Department: Engr. Ventsislav Enchev
Head of Lighting & Electrics Department: Engr. Manuela Pehlivanova
Lighting Console Operators: Kostadin Durchov, Christian Nikolov
Head of Stage Management Department: Dragomir Terziev
Head of Sound Department: Engr. Sasho Mladenov
Sound Technician: Boris Nenov
Head of Costume Department: Maria Koleva
Head of Makeup Department: Rozalina Peicheva
Wigs made by Manu Halligan, Ivanka Georgieva
The costumes, props and sets were made at the NT in-house workshops
Photos by Gergana Damianova
Personal assistant to Robert Wilson: Nelson Gellrich.
“[Robert Wilson is] a towering figure in the world of experimental theater and an ex- plorer in the uses of time and space on stage.”
The New York Times
Born in Waco, Texas, Robert Wilson is among the world’s foremost theatre and visual artists. His works for the stage unconventionally integrate a wide variety of artistic media, including dance, movement, lighting, sculpture, music and text. His images are aesthetically striking and emotionally charged, and his productions have earned the acclaim of audiences and critics worldwide.
After being educated at the University of Texas and Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, Wilson founded the New York-based performance collective “The Byrd Hoff- man School of Byrds” in the mid-1960s, and developed his first signature works, including Deafman Glance (1970) and A Letter for Queen Victoria (1974–1975). With Philip Glass he wrote the seminal opera Einstein on the Beach (1976).
Wilson’s artistic collaborators include many writers and musicians such as Heiner Müller, Tom Waits, Susan Sontag, Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, Lou Reed, Jessye Norman and Anna Calvi. He has also left his imprint on masterworks such as Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape, Brecht/Weill’s Threepenny Opera, Debussy’s Pelléas et Melisande, Goethe’s Faust, Homer’s Odyssey, Jean de la Fontaine’s Fables, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Verdi’s La Traviata and Sophocles’ Oedipus.
Wilson's drawings, paintings and sculptures have been presented around the world in hundreds of solo and group showings, and his works are held in pri- vate collections and museums throughout the world. Wilson has been honoured with numerous awards for excellence, including a Pulitzer Prize nomination, two Premio Ubu awards, the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale, and an Olivier Award. . He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as the German Academy of the Arts, and holds 8 Honorary Doctorate degrees. France pronounced him Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters (2003) and Officer of the Legion of Honour (2014); Germany awarded him the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit (2014).
Wilson is the founder and Artistic Director of The Watermill Center, a laboratory for the Arts in Water Mill, New York.
IKAR AWARD 2022 for Best Performance
Full-dress rehearsals on 16, 17 November 2021.
Premieres on 18, 19 November 2021..
Running time: 1 hr 30 m, without an intermission.
Premieres on 18, 19 November 2021.
Unsuitable for under 14s.
Running time: 1 hr 45 m, without an intermission.