A Dybbuk

24th Mar 2012 - 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

Edge Hill University Performing Arts Department 2nd Year Students present A Dybbuk by S. Ansky, at the Rose Theatre.

Tickets £8.00 / £4.50 concessions

Save £1 when you buy a ticket for the performances of both A Dybbuk and The Wedding at the same time – call the Box Office on 01695 584480 to book.

British audiences are relatively unfamiliar with the dramas of Eastern Europe, but both A Dybbuk and The Wedding would be familiar in any theatre in Poland or the Ukraine. These are two great Symbolist dramas from the beginning of the last century.

In each we see a village caught between the Old World and the New. In different ways each play presents us with a phantasmagoria of ghosts and spirits come to test their respective traditional communities. In each the weight of history, of collective story, hangs heavy over what WyspiaÅ„ski calls a “world of magic spells and charms” of prayers and curses. The subtitle ‘Between Two Worlds” could apply to both as they explore heaven and hell, ancient and modern, in poetry, dance and song. As Ansky says: 

“The Dead should not be excluded from any celebration”
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 For details of what’s on this season at the Rose Theatre, visit the Rose Theatre website.

If you’re interested in screenings of great films, see this season’s Short Cuts line-up in the Studio Theatre.

Interested in studying for a degree? Edge Hill University provides degree programmes in subjects including Film, Media,  Performing Arts, English, Creative Writing and History. To find out more, please contact the Course Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01695 657000, or by email study@edgehill.ac.uk