Corona Care Package #48 | Reading theatre plays


Wednesday’s post: Reading Theatre Plays
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Wednesday 3 June | Reading theatre plays

Missing theatre and have had enough of staring at a screen? Feel like reading, but fed up with novels? Try reading a script, or hey, if you’re up for it, rehearse something with your roommates. De Nieuwe Toneelbibliotheek made hundreds of theatre plays available as pdf and a lot of them are for free. Paint your own play in your head by reading just the script.
We’ve selected the page with foreign language plays for you. For example, check the play ‘AMSTERDAM’ by the Israeli playwright Maya Arad Yasur.

The play AMSTERDAM unfolds the course of 24 hours in the life of a 9 months pregnant Israeli violinist living in Amsterdam, the day she wakes up and finds an unpaid gas bill from 1944 on her doorstep. The multiple speakers accompany the absent character throughout the day on which she tries to keep her regular routine while the gas bill is hiding in her bag like a ticking bomb, shattering her consciousness into pieces, awakening sentiments of collective identity, minority awareness, fear of xenophobia and strong sense of strangeness, foreignness and alienation. The speakers reconstruct a possible story of the past which takes over the plot and turns the Israeli violinist’s home environment into a scene of tragic events.

Please take into account that the scripts are for private use only. Contact the writer about the rights whenever you wish to use a text for a performance.

Studium Generale created a Corona Care Package to make #StayingIn as pleasant as possible. In the following weeks we will share videos, blogs, articles and podcasts within four focus areas: Mental Health, The World After Corona, Arts & Culture and other online events.