What do you know about Cymbeline?

What do you know about Cymbeline?

Cymbeline /ˈsɪmbɪliːn/, also known as The Tragedie of Cymbeline or Cymbeline, King of Britain, is a play by William Shakespeare set in Ancient Britain ( c. 10–14) and based on legends that formed part of the Matter of Britain concerning the early Celtic British King Cunobeline.

How long does it take to read Cymbeline?

Here is a list of the length of all Shakespeare’s plays. As a rule of thumb, 1000 lines of Shakespeare’s text converts to about one hour of stage time, when performed….Length of Shakespeare Plays.

Play Approximate Number of lines
Hamlet 4030
Coriolanus 3824
Cymbeline 3753
Richard III 3718

Is Cymbeline a history?

Of the two kings of ancient Britain used as themes by Shakespeare, King Lear is purely mythical, but Cymbeline, or Cunobeline, to give his name its contemporary form, is an historical character well vouched for, and an important one in the story of this island.

Who are Cheek by Jowl?

Cheek By Jowl is a London-based theatre company formed, in 1981, by director Declan Donellan and designer Nick Ormerod.

Where was Cymbeline first performed?

Produced by Cheek by Jowl in a co-production with barbicanbite07; Les Gémeaux / Sceaux / Scène Nationale; Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg. The first performance of Cymbeline was at Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg on 27th February 2007.

What is the meaning of the word ‘Jowl’?

Jowl here is used in the sense ‘cheek’; the phrase was originally cheek by cheek . side by side (with somebody/something); very near: If he’d known that he was to find himself seated cheek by jowl with his old enemy he wouldn’t have attended the dinner.

Is Cymbeline Shakespeare’s most exciting play?

Written at the height of Shakespeare’s powers, Cymbeline has been described variously as his most surprising, anarchic and moving play. An evil stepmother, an invading army, a headless corpse, ghosts and a divine visit from Jupiter hurtle us towards an astonishing conclusion in this saga of politics, the supernatural and love.