The Europeans is a collage of major european classicals concerning war, starting with Aischylos. The collage is set in a garden, translating the classical conflicts to danish everyday life. During the play quotes from modern politics were continously interwowen into the texts, blurring the distance between classical and modern. At the time, Denmark was engaged in war for the first time in a very long time.
Produced by The Royal Danish Theatre.
The Europeans was performed in November and December at Turbinehallerne, The Royal Danish Theatre in 2005.
“World history in the allotment: vigorous, morbid theatre history in Turbine Hallerne at The Royal Danish Theatre.”
Performers Helle Fagralid, Ditte Gråbøl, Lars Mikkelsen, Mads Wille, Kristian Holm Joensen, Morten Eisner
Musicians Mikkel Hess, Jens Bjørnkjær
Text Aischylos, Shakespeare, Strindberg etc.
Directing Tue Biering
Dramaturgy Jeppe Kristensen, Benedikte Hammershøj, Tue Biering
Set-design Christian Friedlænder
Music composer Mikkel Hess
Light design Antonio Rodrigues Andersen
Sound design Sebastian Lund
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