Tiago Rodrigues

Antony and Cleopatra

Focus: Privacy



If we say one of the names, the other follows it: Antony and Cleopatra. Our memory cannot evoke one without the other. They mingled love and politics, public and private, and in the end both lost their lives. Shakespeare built them a verbal monument that turned into the truest of truths. In Mankiewicz’s 1963 film, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor embodied the celluloid and real-life couple, which they never – and always – were.

The director Tiago Rodrigues is currently the artistic director of the National Theater D. Maria II in Lisbon and one of the most important voices in the Portuguese theatre landscape. He teams up with the choreographers and performers Sofia Dias and Vítor Roriz. Dias and Roriz are the here-and-now duo of what the historical figures were there-and-then. They are and are not Antony and Cleopatra. This show sees the world vicariously, through the sensibility of the souls of the lovers.     

Production: Teatro Nacional D. Maria II after an original creation by the company Mundo Perfeito. Co-production: Centro Cultural de Belém, Centro Cultural Vila Flôr, Temps d'Images.

Artistic residence: Teatro do Campo Alegre, Teatro Nacional de São João, alkantara.

Supported by: Camões - Institute for Cooperation and Language / Embassy of Portugal in Berlin, Museu de Marinha.

Thanks to: Ana Mónica, Ângelo Rocha, Carlos Mendonça, Luísa Taveira, Manuela Santos, Rui Carvalho Homem, Salvador Santos, Toninho Neto, Bomba Suicida.


Text: Tiago Rodrigues with quotes from William Shakespeare’s "Antony and Cleopatra" / Director: Tiago Rodrigues / With: Sofia Dias, Vítor Roriz / Set: Ângela Rocha / Costumes: Ângela Rocha, Magda Bizarro / Light design: Nuno Meira / Music excerpts from the soundtrack of the movie "Cleopatra" (1963), composed by: Alex North / Artistic collaboration: Maria João Serrão, Thomas Walgrave / Set construction: Decor Galamba / English translation: Joana Frazão / Subtitles: KITA / Executive production on the original creation: Magda Bizarro, Rita Mendes


  • Past
    Fri 15.4.2016, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sat 16.4.2016, 20:00 / HAU3
    Sun 17.4.2016, 17:00 / HAU3


Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

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