Gallathea 2017

Gallathea is a play written by John Lyly, and was first recorded in 1588. With a variety of characters ranging from cunning shepherds to clueless dawdlers to vengeful gods, it contains something for everyone: there’s romance, there’s fun, there’s magic. When two maidens, to escape being sacrificed to Neptune, hide in the forest – and in boys’ clothes – they quickly run into each other as well as the goddess Diana and her nymphs. Soon they find themselves entangled in a web of godly capriciousness, romantic enchantment and magic mushrooms… Gallathea proves to be surprisingly modern and entertaining, when it tackles themes of gender and sexuality and even the purpose of life (if only briefly).

Gallathea ist eine Komödie von John Lyly von 1588. Zwischen gerissenen Schäfern, unbedarften Tagedieben und rachsüchtigen Göttern ist für jeden etwas dabei: Liebe, Spaß, Magie. Als zwei Mädchen, um einer altertümlichen Opferzeremonie zu entgehen, als Jungen verkleidet in den Wald flüchten, stoßen sie dort auf die Göttin Diana und ihr Gefolge. Bald sehen sie sich in einem scheinbar unlösbaren Geflecht aus göttlicher Willkür, romantischer Zuneigung und magischen Pilzen gefangen… In seinem Verlauf adressiert Gallathea überraschend modern und kurzweilig Gender und Sexualität und sogar den Sinn des Lebens (wenn auch nur kurz).

Gallathea will be premiered in May 2017 – stay tuned for updates. Castings will take place on November 25, 26 and 29 in Bremen, Germany.

Gallathea wird im May 2017 aufgeführt – haltet die Augen offen. Offene Castings finden am 25., 26. und 29. November in Bremen statt.

One thought on “Gallathea 2017

  1. Mehran Wahid says:

    Hi Aenne – I want to make a small entry in Wikipedia’s article on Gallathea at the end where they mention modern productions of the play. But to do that I need to give them a reference other than Facebook or a non-English newspaper. This site would be best – therefore could you please update this site when you have the time (stating that the play was held in May) so I can use it as a reference?
    Kind rgds
    Mehran

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