Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0491. Friday, 28 June 1996.
Date: Friday, 28 Jun 1996 14:58:49 UTC+0100
Subject: MERIDA FESTIVAL
In case some of you have decided to spend your holidays in sunny Spain, this is
a suggestion for you to enjoy our cultural heritage. The Merida Annual Theatre
Festival is under way. The venue is impressive. A realRoman theatre which is
part of Merida Roman past (formerly known as Emerita Au- gusta). Needless to
say, this is an ideal place to offer Shakespeare's Roman Plays. Two of them are
included in the program which I list below:
JUNE 28, 29
COMPANIA NACIONAL DE DANZA
Extractos de Kyr.
Por Vos Muero.
Director: Nacho Duato.
3 THROUGH 7
Compania del C.A.T.
Vestuario (Costumes): Franca Squarciapino.
Director: Daniel Suarez.
10 THROUGH 14
With Juan Luis Galiardo and Blanca Apilanez.
Director: Francisco Suarez
16 & 17
PROMETHEUS BOUND (In English)
Attis Theatre Company
Director: Theodoros Terzopoulos
19 & 20
BALLET NACIONAL DE CUBA
Edipo Rey (Oedipus, King) *Opening in Europe*
Don Quijote (Don Quixote) *Based on Mario Petipa's original choreography*
Director: Alicia Alonso
Venue: Canal de Remo (on Guadiana River), the Arab wall (Muralla de la
Alcazaba and the Roman Bridge).
Director: Joan Font (Els Comediants).
26 THROUGH 4
With Rafael Alvarez *El Brujo*
Adapt. and director: J. L. Alonso de Santos.
7 THROUGH 11
ANTONIO Y CLEOPATRA (Antony and Cleopatra)
With Magui Mira, Chema Mu