LOOKING FOR WILLIAM
We thank Skini Elikonos-Elikon Stage, non profit theatrical company, for performing the play as an offer to
London’s audience on 4, 5 October 2013 at THEATRO TECHNIS LONDON
(Free entrance to the public at these 2 performances) Performance in Greek with English surtitles.
We also thank the following actors who offered their work with no profi t to Skini Elikonos, to the author
Konstantina Ritsou and to THEATRO TECHNIS LONDON as to present the play in London:
1) Kostantinos Gerbesiotis : actor Robert Armin as Romeo, Hamlet, Shakespeare’s spirit.
2) Sofi a Frasta : Rosalind--actor Jack Page as Puck, Maria-Twelfth night, Ophelia, Gentlewoman of Macbeth, Lady
Anne of Richard III.
3) Souzana Varthani : as Juliet, Titania, voice of a witch in Macbeth.
4) Nikolas Nikelakis : actor Ariel, Petruchio, Malvolio, Friar Lawrence, Macbeth, Marcellus, Edgar, a noble coffi n
bearer on Richard III.
5) George Poulis: actor Nathan , Sir Toby, King Claudius, Bernardo, Richard III, Kent of King Lear.
6) Filia Dealagrammatika : actor Heminge, voice of Shylock, Horatio, King Lear.
7) D. Ritsou: actor Condell-the Clown, Feste, Voice of Father Hamlet Ghost, Grave-digger at Hamlet, Doctor at
Macbeth, a noble in Richard III, Lear’s Fool.
8) Lina Gallilaia : Quickly-actor John Page as Katharina , Gertrude, Lady Macbeth.
Director and text composition : Konstantina Ritsou (a kind offer)
Assistant director : Souzanna Varthani.
Production: Skini Elikonos (Elikon Stage)- Non-profi t Theatrical Company
Music : Shakespeare’s songs on piano by the composer James Van Kollenburg (a kind offer)
Text Editor : Dimitrios Kotsaridis (a kind offer)
All people who worked for this play’s performances at THEATRO TECHNIS LONDON October 2013 offered their
work for free for the sake of Shakepeare and of the beautiful theatrical journey to Shakespeare’s homeland, as the
actors company in Hamlet travelled to Elsinore, and we thank them deeply for this offering.
LOOKING FOR WILLIAM is a composition from the most famous Shakespearean plays, selections which were the
choice of the Greek author, actress, and theatrical director Konstantina Ritsou..
The central focus of the play is a group of actors, former actors of Shakespeare’s Globe, on April 1616. They are
performing his works in towns of England as they go to meet the author in Stratford. After the announcement of his
death, the actors, chased from the city of Stowe where they were performing, became immersed in the dream and
identifi ed with the theatrical roles in a harsh reality under a tempest as that in King Lear.
Thus the work has two parts: the pure parts of Shakespeare plays performed by the actors on the stage (mainly
from The Midsummer’s Night Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, the Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Macbeth, Richard
the Third, and King Lear) and the life of the actors themselves, which is a phrase-per-phrase embroidery of
Shakespeare’s works, love scenes, scenes of taverns, enjoyment, fun, quarrelling, etc. This embroidery of phrases is
a composition from As You Like It, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo
and Juliet, Love’s Labour Lost, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Richard the Third, Timon of Athens, Julius Caesar,
Othello, Two Gentlemen of Verona, King Lear, The Tempest, and quotes from other Shakespearean plays.
“ Looking for William is a dish with the best foods that Shakespeare offered and we just have to taste and savour it all,
but also to permit our palate to express its opinion. The selection of characters, extracts, and plays was conducted in such
a way that the theatrical performance is characterised by a consistency that makes it simply…lovely.”
Look For William
By Konstantina Ritsou and Dimitrios Kotsarides
Directed by K.Ritsou
Production by Skini Elikonos (Elikon Stage)