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This Little World: A Solo Performance of Shakespeare's Richard II at the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival

Presented by Pittsburgh Fringe Festival at Online/Virtual Space

May 06 - 08 2021
This Little World: A Solo Performance of Shakespeare's Richard II at the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival

In this taut and nimble solo performance, actor Owen Corey uses intricate, kinetic body-puppetry, and a host of voices and characterizations, to explore a timely tale of isolation, civil dislocation, political upheaval, and a king’s fall from power.

This Little World was an official selection of the Living Record Digital Arts Festival (UK), the Lagos Theatre Festival (Nigeria), the Anywhere Festival (Australia), and Philly Theatre Week. It has been nominated for a 2021 OffFest Award.

The play begins where Shakespeare’s Richard II ends, with the former King Richard imprisoned, and his troubled reign at an end. The adaptation for solo performance finds Richard reflecting on the circumstances that caused his confinement, and conjuring the

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