SISF 2014: Angerona: The Secret Name of Rome
Thursday, 4 September 2014 from 20:00 to 21:30 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)
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Singapore International Storytelling Festival 2014
1 – 9 September / The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane
The longest running festival in Asia, the Singapore International Storytelling Festival (SISF) provides a platform for storytellers and aims to bring storytelling further into the mainstream. SISF hosts a range of events, from workshops for storytellers to storytelling showcases and performances that offer audiences colourful and insightful stories from around the world.
ANGERONA: THE SECRET NAME OF ROME
4 September / 8.00pm – 9.30pm / Play Den, The Arts House
In a niche in the Temple of Pleasure, the Romans kept the statue of one of their most mysterious and ancient deities – Angerona. She was the goddess of sadness and silence, qualities that have marked the lives of abused women since Classical Antiquity and before.
This is the story of Lucretia ... a woman who broke that silence.
This story has been told and retold by Classical writers such as Livy (Titus Livius Patavinus) and Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) and spread throughout Europe until it was taken up by Shakespeare himself, the great master of passion, blood and dark comedy.
This daring adaptation mixes the best of contemporary storytelling with Shakespeare’s own text and a visual theatricality.
Paola Balbi and Michael Harvey are leading performers and teachers in the contemporary European storytelling revival and have joined forces to cross boundaries between cultures and art-forms. This collaboration has grown out of three years of experimentation and discussion during a number of international projects.
Other Festival Programmes
Workshops for children
Congress, Workshops and Masterclass on Storytelling
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This performance is not reccommended for children.
Latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable break during the performance.
No photography, audio or video recording with handphones or any other devices is allowed during the performance.
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