Shakespeare in 5 minutes

4 tragedies by William Shakespeare in 20 minutes
4 comedies by William Shakespeare in 20 minutes
4 centuries of culture influenced by the English genius

“S in 5” pays tribute to the author by focusing on the main eight Shakespearean texts: Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Macbeth, Hamlet, The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream are transformed into live performances of 5 minutes each, perfectly recognizable into their narrative framework. Their immortal characters are revived through tailor-made masks created by Teatro Magro with a minimal yet ironic style. An unusual mechanism full of subtle humour to remind the audience of the entangles of the plots and iconic protagonists imprinted in our society.

5 minutes
per play
not a second more


direction | Flavio Cortellazzi
with | Silvia Cortellazzi, Vanessa Dalla Ricca, Fabio Dorini, Elia Grassi, José Andrés Tarifa Pardo, Agata Torelli
production| Teatro Magro
playwight | Teatro Magro
set, light and sound design | Teatro Magro
duration | 20 min. tragedies and 20 min. comedies


Shakespeare in 5 minutes

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