Ivo van Hove returns to FTA with Kings of War
Montreal, November 15, 2017 – Eight years after the sensational Roman Tragedies, Ivo van Hove returns to FTA with his incredible theatrical machine to present another Shakespearian trilogy: Kings of War. The Belgian master injects fury and flash into Henry V, Henry VI and Richard III, three sovereigns caught in the turmoil of power, part of the same dynasty as the current sovereign Queen Elizabeth II, our official head of state. An impressive event.
Ivo van Hove ⁄ Toneelgroep Amsterdam
As the head of Toneelgroep Amsterdam since 2001, the Belgian director Ivo van Hove has enjoyed a spectacular career. With complex stagings imbued with piercing clarity, choices of works that reflect our current world order and his brilliant way of breathing new life into the classics, he has won over audiences in both Europe and America. He turns upside down our perceptions of writers as diverse as Duras, Schiller and Chekhov, and is very much at ease in blending together cinema and theatre. His innovative theatrical vision is rich in symbolism, with a strong predilection for Shakespeare (Macbeth, Richard II, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Othello, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, Anthony and Cleopatra).