The hardcover music album Searching for William is released for the eponymous theatre production in Dresden with two CDs and a magnificent songbook with all song lyrics and the scenes.
Searching for William by Christian Friedel and his band Woods of Birnam premiered in December 2016 at Staatsschauspiel Dresden. The evening is a mixture of concert and theatre, installation and radio play in the footsteps of Shakespeare. The focus is on the joy of experimenting with combining old English with modern pop music. Singer and actor Christian Friedel devotes himself not only to the songs but also to monologues and texts from various plays by Shakespeare. Hamlet and Macbeth have their say as well as witches, ghosts and fools from the world of the famous playwright. An evening with surprising views and unusual atmospheres.
Actor and musician Christian Friedel (known from the films Elser and The White Band) and four musicians of the band Polarkreis 18 give the band Woods of Birnam since June 2011 shape and musical abundance. They have composed the music for the staging of Shakespeare’s Hamlet at the Staatsschauspiel Dresden (directed by Roger Vontobel) and are part of the stage ensemble. The quintet was inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth – the tyrant of the same name holds his final monologue in these woods and dies.