The Final Curtain for the Parlement of Foules

Bidding adieu with a classic – the English-language theater group “Parlement of Foules” takes the stage of the Schnürschuh Theater one last time. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream (more or less...)” premieres on June 27, 2018, at 7 p.m.

For more than 20 years, the English-speaking student theater group “Parlement of Foules” of the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies at the University of Bremen has been inspiring audiences with its productions – and now the curtain will open for the last time. One of several reasons for this is the departure of language practice teacher Michael Claridge, who founded and led the group within the English-Speaking Cultures bachelor’s degree program and “infected” the students with his passion for Shakespeare. Claridge received the Berninghausen Award for outstanding teaching in 2016 for his integrative course titled “English Theatre Workshop.” In this course, he encouraged students to engage intensively with the times and the work of William Shakespeare with a motto of learning by doing. The workshop also offered the opportunity to participate in a production put on by the Foules.

A Reimagining of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

As a fitting farewell to the stage, the Foules are taking a new approach to the production of an old friend: comedy or tragedy – which one will win? Their not-so-dreamy midsummer night’s dream leads from the modern comfort of the city into the mysterious depths of the forest – where, rather than Wi-Fi, only magic lies in the air. The play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream (more or less ...)” combines Shakespeare’s classic with additional material from “The Popular Mechanicals” by Tony Taylor and stand-up comedian Keith Robinson, as well as the familiar Foules elements of live music, dance, and a touch of madness.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream (more or less ...)” will premiere on June 27, 2018, at the Schnürschuh Theater on Buntentorsteinweg 145 in Bremen. More shows will follow on June 28, 29, and 30, 2018. Curtain for each show is at 7 p.m., and tickets cost 13 euros (9 euros for students).

Additional Information:


Michael Claridge
Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies
University of Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 218-68181
E-mail: claridgeprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de


Eine junge Frau und ein junger Mann auf der Bühne.
The "Parlement of Foules" shows a reimagining of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare.