Set in a Royal Court of a small town, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's Emilia Galotti is a tale of absolute power, lust and honour.

 

Considered to be as famous as Hamlet in its native Germany, this Enlightenment-era tragedy tells the story of the virtuous Emilia, whose wedding day starts a chain of events which unravel apace. Based on the Roman myth of Verginia, the play shows the limitless excess of the aristocracy and the will of the ordinary people to resist unjust force.

 

Ottidotter's production is an adaptation of R. Dillon Boylan's 1878 translation of Emilia Galotti. 

 

See the Ottisdotter Emilia Galotti Archive (2014)