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LSF King Lear May2017

Enter our competition to win free tickets for the final performance of Will on Sunday 21 May!

The Lausanne Shakespeare Festival (LSF) is Switzerland’s only annual theatrical event devoted exclusively to the work of William Shakespeare, and this year knowitall.ch is offering readers a chance to win free tickets to one of their performances!

Taking place between 19 and 21 May, this year’s festival will once again be based in the Théâtre La Grange de Dorigny, a unique performing arts center based on the University of Lausanne campus.

LSF 2017 will combine full-length plays in the evenings with workshops, music, street theater, and a range of performance experiments during the day. Like Lausanne itself, the LSF is fundamentally cosmopolitan, bringing together artists and audience members from a variety of linguistic backgrounds and featuring events in both French and English.

Kevin Curran. Administrative Director of the LSF and professor of English literature at the Université de Lausann, told knowitall.ch, “At the heart of the LSF is a simple idea: take the greatest plays ever written and use them to build bridges between things that tend to stay apart: the university and the city, specialists and the public, critical thinking and creativity, and art and education. What’s more, by prioritizing the talents of Lausanne’s newest generation of professional actors and directors, the LSF contributes to building a strong future for theater in the city, the region, and the country."

LSF Hamlet May2017

For the 2017 edition of the festival, the following plays will be performed:

  • “King / Lear”, English performance with French surtitles on Friday, 19 May, by the Sun & Moon Company. SOLD OUT

  • “Hamlet”, French performance on Saturday, 20 May, by the Compagnie Les Batteurs de Pavés (nominated for the Prix du Théâtre Suisse 2017).

  • “Roméo et Juliette”, French performance with English surtitles on Saturday, 20 May, by the Cie Venado (with Lucian Guignard, noticed this year for his performance in the Oscar-nominated “La femme et le TGV").

  • “Le Songe d’une nuit d’été”, French performance on Sunday, 21 May, by the Cie T-âtre IBonillo.

  • “Will”, French performance with English surtitles on Sunday, 21 May, by Will & Compagnie.

LSF Le songe d une nuit d ete May2017

Visitors to the festival will also have the opportunity to sign up for three different workshops. Of these, “Acting Shakespeare” on Sunday, 21 May, will be hosted in English by Victoria Baumgatner. You can view the full program of events at this link: https://lausanneshakes.com/en/2017-edition/.

competitionbutton1For this year’s festival, the organizers have kindly donated knowitall.ch 3 double tickets for their final performance of Will, which will be performed in French with English surtitles by the Sun & Moon Company. To enter this competition, just fill in this form and let us know in which special theater the festival will be based within the campus of the University of Lausanne.

Only one entry per person and per email is allowed. The competition closes at midnight on Wednesday, 17 May 2017. The names of all those submitting correct answers will be placed into the digital hat and the winners' names drawn at random on Thursday, 18 May 2017. The first 3 names to be drawn will each receive a double ticket for the play. The winners will be notified by email and their names will be added to this article after the competition closes.

Lausanne Shakespeare Festival
19-21 May 2017
Théâtre La Grange de Dorigny
University of Lausanne campus

Congratulation to the following winners, who have each won a double ticket:

Philip Ireland
Anne Koch
Monalize Schmutz