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Inside the Industry x Kumu: Shakespeare and hybrid theater with Ikarus Theater Collaborative

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Inside the Industry x Kumu: Shakespeare and hybrid theater with Ikarus Theater Collaborative
Ikarus Theater Collaborative shares how they adapted Shakespeare for the online Filipino audience and came up with 'Pound of Flesh: Mga Anak ng Lupa'

It’s been a while since we’ve covered Philippine theater on Inside the Industry. With live performances halted for over a year now, theater professionals have gone digital just like everybody else. This has resulted in novel and experimental blends of theater and film – forming a hybrid experience like no other.

That is exactly what Ikarus Theater Collaborative hopes to achieve with its latest production, Pound of Flesh: Mga Anak ng Lupa. Adapted from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, this particular rendition takes place in a modern Philippine setting, where tensions are high between the indigenous and urban Filipinos.

In this episode, the team behind Pound of Flesh: Mga Anak ng Lupa shares their process for adapting Shakespeare for the online Filipino audience.

The show will be accessible online from October 28 to November 4. Tickets can be purchased via www.ikarustheater.com.

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