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Notice: due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing closure of most theatres, all Cymbeline in the Anthropocene productions have been postponed to 2021. Please consult our blog and social media for continuing activities, new online content, and incoming production updates.

Shakespeare's Cymbeline: EcoDramaturgy in Action

Cymbeline in the Anthropocene will create an intercontinental network of eight site-specific productions of Shakespeare’s tragi-comic romance, Cymbeline. Each production will seek to uncover past and present ecological values in the play’s vibrant range of stories, emotions, and terrains, and to relate them creatively to local environmental conditions in the hope of opening audiences’ imaginations to new biocentric and biospheric horizons.

Project News

Ricardo II: Episode 5

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Jan 21, 2021 in Fringe Projects

Episode five of Merced Shakespearefest's Ricardo II: A Bilingual Adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard II is titled "Hombres de Guerra / Men of War," but the standout character in this installment of the play is Queen Isabella. 

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Anticipating things to come...

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Jan 15, 2021 in Project News

With the new year underway, many of our collaborating theatre companies have begun rehearsing Cymbeline—if perhaps under more unusual circumstances than usual. As the covid-19 crisis continues to change how theatre makers are able to share their craft, many of our Cymbeline in the Anthropocene collaborators are adapting new ways to reach their audiences.

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Ricardo II: Episode 4

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Jan 07, 2021 in Fringe Projects

In episode 4, "Arrendador de Inglaterra / Landlord of England," the king and his entourage travel to visit John of Gaunt, who grieves his banished son from a sick bed. When the king arrives only to mock John's illness, what follows is a witty but ominous repartee.

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Cymbeline in two Anthropocenes: Christmas 1610, 2020

Cymbeline in two Anthropocenes: Christmas 1610, 2020
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Dec 22, 2020 in Cymbeline and the World

In our final blog entry of 2020, Cymbeline in the Anthropocene project leader Randall Martin delves into the textual allusions indicating Cymbeline was originally a Christmas play, signifying an existential turning between ages that was relevant to audiences in both 1610, the year of its first performance, and in 2020. At the end of a year dominated by global health, ecological, and social crises, Cymbeline's prophecies offer a wisdom we can take into a new year, and a new era, as the world continues to transform.

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Welcoming our new collaborator: Mónica Maffía

Welcoming our new collaborator: Mónica Maffía
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Dec 17, 2020 in Project News

We are delighted to announce that internationally distinguished Argentinian playwright, translator, actor, and opera and theatre director Mónica Maffía will be joining Cymbeline in the Anthropocene. Dr. Maffía will create a new translation of Cymbeline in Castilian Spanish, which will be performed by her Buenos Aires-based theatre company, Setebos.

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Theatre in Practice: Project Collaborators