“What are you talking about?” you might ask. “Is this some kind of strange puppet theatre?”
The reduction of Shakespeare’s rich language, staging and characterisation to household objects parading across a table-top seems almost like a Dada joke. But just look at the reviews for the performance in Chicago.
You can get a taste for what it is all about here on the British Council website.
Here we have Macbeth:
and here we have Julius Caesar:
and this is Richard Lowdon talking about the reasoning behind the project: