With the support of the British Council the renowned actor, writer and director Steven Berkoff returns to the Almagro International Festival of Classical Theatre this summer with his celebrated work “Shakespeare’s Villains”.
This time with his exploration and analysis of Shakespeare’s most villainous characters –Iago, the Macbeths, Shylock, Richard III… characters who are inherently evil, others whose situation leads them to evil deeds, others at the mercy of an evil society. Incisive insights into the psyche give way to Shakespeare’s own words which explode into the auditorium from one of the UK’s most formidable and maverick talents.
Berkoff is known to many for the villains he has played in mainstream films – “Octopussy”, “Beverly Hills Cop”, “Rambo” and “The Krays”. He brings this experience to Shakespeare’s characters in a way that challenges and exhilarates.
“Shakespeare’s Villains” has already enjoyed a successful West End run as well as having toured extensively overseas.