William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays and 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of the uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Based on one of his poems, NCPA has collaborated for an adaptation. Lucrece is a dramatic adaptation of a Shakespeare poem, written in 1594. Extraordinary in its beauty and scope, it is the tale of a woman who is forced to find power in the most challenging of circumstances, and through sacrifice, look to empower others towards societal change. Lucrece tackles current issues around sexual assault and patriarchy. “The Rape of Lucrece isn’t the most widely-read of Shakespeare’s works. But the London-based Shakespeare teacher and director Paul Goodwin saw its relevance to contemporary events. He edited its 1855 lines to less than half the length to allow a new voice, the raped woman’s voice, to be heard loud and clear.” – Shanta Gokhale for Mumbai Mirror.
Adapted & Directed by Paul Goodwin. Kalki Koechlin, Suruchi Aulakh & Deepal Doshi are the lead actors of the play.
To enjoy the play visit the Experimental Theatre at NCPA as per the following schedule.
Saturday, 1st December -7.00 pm
Sunday, 2nd December – 7.00 pm
Wednesday, 5th to Saturday,
8th December- 7.00 pm
Sunday, 9th December – 7.00 pm
Rs. 675 & 585/- (Members)
Rs 750 & 650/- (Public)