THE PRINCE HAMLET 2007
A HIGHLY PHYSICAL, FILMIC STYLE IGNITES ONE OF SHAKESPEARE'S GREATEST TRAGEDIES
The Prince Hamlet is a reconstruction of one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. It is the story of a young man burdened by what he must do, trying to understand how to live in his time and how “to be”.
Replacing exposition with action, The Prince Hamlet employs a filmic language to breathe new life into a 400 year old story - illuminating it's contemporary relevance and transporting us through the halls of Elsinore.
This dynamic international production draws from techniques of adapting story, image, text and music explored at the famous Lecoq School in Paris, and with members of the internationally acclaimed Complicite.
Created in collaboration with the critically acclaimed Why Not Theatre in Canada, The Prince Hamlet premiered at The Toronto Dance Theatre.
Concept and adaptation: Ravi Jain (CAN)
Direction: Ravi Jain and Katrina Bugaj (US/DK)
Light design: Gina Scherr (US)
Costume design: Kelsey Hart (CAN)
Sound design: Reza Jacobs (Pakistan)
Stage Management: Stephanie Nakamura (CAN)
Production Assistant: David Armstrong (CAN)
Performers: Will O’Hare (US), Sean Donovan (USA), Rory Sheridan (US), Kathryn Merry (US/Canada), Aron De Casemaker* (Canada), Liz Pounsett*, Philip Graeme* (Canada/UK), Matthew Bulgo (UK), Troels Hagen Findsen (DK), Reza Jacobs (Pakistan)
“an astonishingly absorbing piece of theatre"
- THE GLOBE AND MAIL