Richard II och framtiden
An honest discussion in blank verse about hope, decline, and the meaning of art in the glare of a changing world.
A small theatre in London, closed. The year is 1593. Outside, the plague rages like wildfire. A third of the population face death. An unexpected visitor from the future appears as a messenger.
In the abandoned theatre, Shakespeare’s favourite actors, Burby and Kempe, rehearse the text that will become Richard II. Their isolation is broken when Esther, a young woman from Hungary on a journey through time, storms in. Her thoughts and questions pour over the stage.
She tells of starry nights in India, Marlowe’s murder, Órban’s Hungary, Pink Floyd and Tinder. What message does she bring from the future?
A new play by “one of Sweden’s most important living writers”, Ulf Peter Hallberg’s Richard II and the Future is an honest discussion of hope, decline, and the meaning of art in the glare of a changing world.