is one of three Shakespeare plays being performed by the Wales Theatre Company, the other two being Twelfth Night and The Merchant of Venice.
, the last character to don a white robe, steps downstage center for a ritualistic washing of his hands.
In this staging, Queen Cymbeline
is a ruler of a divided Britain.
It begins with the meeting of an emotional Innogen, the daughter of Cymbeline
, who has secretly married her lover Posthumus only to see him banished as her mother would rather she marry the Duke's son Cloten.
Robin Bates considers the implications of George Bernard Shaw's Cymbeline
Refinished for the author's view of national identity.
When her father, the movie mogul King Cymbeline
, banishes her poor but worthy husband, she swaps her sari for breeches and sets off into the slums of Bombay disguised as a boy.
In the final recognition scene, father and daughter, husband and wife are reunited, joined by the reappearance of two once-disappeared sons of Cymbeline
who have rescued his kingdom from Rome.
The events in Cymbeline
, Pericles and The Winter's Tale are governed by the gods Jupiter, Diana and Apollo respectively.
His play opens on the king, Cymbeline
(Geraint Wyn Davies), in bed, dreaming he is surrounded by the other characters, and crying out his daughter's name-Innogen
By Toby Collins May 9, 2012 (LONDON) -- The South Sudan Theatre Company (SSTC) has received glowing praise for their performances of Shakespeare's Cymbeline
in London's historic Globe theatre.
The Globe To Globe festival will see other performances include a Sudanese Cymbeline
, Love's Labour's Lost in British Sign Language and Hamlet in Lithuanian.
The company who will be staging Cymbeline
in London as part of this Olympicfest will convert many more and perhaps to so much more.