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Love is my sin

Adapted by Peter Brook from the Sonnets of William Shakespeare

“Peter Brook—considered to be one of the most influential stage directors alive—brings Shakespeare’s sonnets to life in his newest production. Performed by Michael Pennington and Natasha Parry, Love is my sin reveals Shakespeare’s sonnets as intimate diaries: a key to his passions and jealousies, and his private questions about time, aging, and death. Revelling in the intense beauty of Shakespeare’s language, Brook continues his experiment in reducing theatre to its essential form.”

Florida, USA

Ringling Arts Festival, Sarasota

8th - 11th October 2009

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Landestheater Niederõsterreich, St Polten

23rd-24th October 2009


Teatre de Salt, Girona

31st October 2009


Teatro Palladium, Roma

5th-8th November 2009

Teatro San Ferdino, Napoli

12th-15th November 2009

Teatro B.Asioli, Correggio

18th-19th November 2009

Teatri Di Sant’Agostino, Genova

1st-3rd December 2009


Forum Meyrin, Geneva

15th-17th March 2010


The Duke Theatre, 42nd Street, New York

27th March - 17th April 2010

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Shakespearean actor learns from ‘Love’, Sarasota Herald Tribune, 4th October 2009


Peter Brook chose twenty nine sonnets and arranged them exploring the themes: Devouring Time, Separation, Jealousy and Time Defeated. Mr Brook writes: “Apart from his masterpieces, Shakespeare also wrote uncommonly beautiful sonnets. To choose between the 154 sonnets, I needed to find a dramatic continuity and was guided by the hidden tensions that arise in a relationship between two people. Love Is My Sin allows us to penetrate into Shakespeare’s own, most secret life. It is his private diary, in which we find his intimate questions, his jealousy, his passions, his guilt, his despair. Above all, he searches to discover for himself the deep meaning of being attracted by a man or by a woman, even by the act of writing itself. Then, at the very end, they become speakers for Shakespeare himself who wrote prophetically that his verse is stronger than time and will last forever.”


The Swan Theatre


7th - 8th January 2011