A Romance in Five Acts and Twenty-one Englishes

2014-2015
live translation events, installation, publication, theatre play (50 minutes) and single channel video (15 minutes)

A Romance in Five Acts and Twenty-one Englishes is based on Bernard Shaw’s 1912 play Pygmalion – A Romance in Five Acts. Twenty-one translations of the play were collected and re-translated into English in front of a live audience at Kunstraum, London, and later brought together as a book by Onomatopee, Eindhoven. A cast of native English speaking actors later staged the second act of the play in its non-native English adaptation in Amsterdam, Berlin and Eindhoven.

With Mark Bellamy as Henry Higgins, Claire King as Mrs Pearce, Mark Kingsford as Alfred Doolittle, Ralph de Rijke as Mr Pickering, and Cézanne Tegelberg as Liza Doolittle.

A Romance in Five Acts and Twenty-one Englishes

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2014-2015, live staging, video still by Nicoline van Harskamp



Kunstwerke, Berlin
Kunstraum, London
Onomatopee, Eindhoven
Ellen Gallery, Montreal