Stephen Berkoff Brings Shakespeare's Villains to L.A. Aug. 6

News   Stephen Berkoff Brings Shakespeare's Villains to L.A. Aug. 6
 
Director-playwright-actor Stephen Berkoff will bring his solo show Shakespeare's Villains -- A Masterclass in Evil to the Odyssey Theatre for a limited six-week engagement opening Aug. 6. Written, directed and performed by Berkoff, the show just concluded a successful London run. He holds the stage alone with his exploration and analysis of Shakespeare's most villainous characters: Iago, the Macbeths, Shylock, Richard III, Coriolanus, Oberon; "characters who are inherently evil, others whose personal predicament leads them to evil deeds, others at the mercy of an evil society," said Berkoff in a statement.

Director-playwright-actor Stephen Berkoff will bring his solo show Shakespeare's Villains -- A Masterclass in Evil to the Odyssey Theatre for a limited six-week engagement opening Aug. 6. Written, directed and performed by Berkoff, the show just concluded a successful London run. He holds the stage alone with his exploration and analysis of Shakespeare's most villainous characters: Iago, the Macbeths, Shylock, Richard III, Coriolanus, Oberon; "characters who are inherently evil, others whose personal predicament leads them to evil deeds, others at the mercy of an evil society," said Berkoff in a statement.Berkoff has achieved notoriety for the villains he has played in such mainstream films as "Octopussy," "Beverly Hills Cop," "Rambo" and "The Krays." He studied drama and mime in London and Paris, and formed his own troupe in 1968, the London Theatre Group. Its first professional production was In the Penal Colony, adapted from the Kafka novel. Berkoff's other plays include East, West, Decadence, Greek, Kvetch, Acapulco, Lunch and Massage<

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