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théâtre national de nice

2017-18 season

théâtre national de nice

william’s slam

Marie-Claire Utz
Directed by Vincent Goethals

with Angèle Baux Godard, Marie-Claire Utz set construction Emmanuel Pestre, Hans Coffrage production Théâtre du Peuple - Bussang coproduction Cie Théâtre en Scène. Text published by Lansman

“You rock, Mister Shakespeare!”
Young Agathe’s enthusiasm plunges us in Big Will’s work!


Agathe slams. In her den, surrounded by old books, her drama teacher teaches her Shakespeare. This pair of complete opposites share the same passion….words. Each one in her own way. In this short, amusing play, we discover the magic, poetry and sheer folly of Shakespeare through his heroines. Juliet, Ophelia and Rosalind all come to life, bridging the cultural and generational divide. Their lines clash… strike a chord ……the language of Shakespeare ringing so true in the mouth of the teenager as she slams.
This is an admirably directed head-to-head; set against a minimalist backdrop, with songs punctuating the different scenes and strong performances that focus on the power of the word. We are moved and surprised…we laugh a good deal and when the two women pull together and join forces, empathy triumphs.

A splendid declaration of love to theatre and literature. Sabine Lesur, Vosges matin
Shake Nice ! festival
Michel Simon Hall Running time 1h
  • february
  • thu 8 8:30pm
  • fri 9 9pm
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