HAMLET. DER TAG DER MORDE (HAMLET. THE DAY OF THE MURDER)

Nach William Shakespeare von Bernard-Marie Koltès | Aus dem Französischen von François Smesny

HAMLET. DER TAG DER MORDE (HAMLET. THE DAY OF THE MURDER)

Nach William Shakespeare von Bernard-Marie Koltès | Aus dem Französischen von François Smesny

DER TAG DER MORDE - an adaptation, a Shakespearean condensate. A magically luminous dance of death of a world drifting inevitably towards doom.

French author Bernard-Marie Koltès focuses the plot entirely on the four main characters: Hamlet, Ophelia, Claudius and Gertrud. He plays with Shakespeare's original, varies its themes, motifs and sentences and combines them into a new whole. The result is a dense, poetic text - the psychogram of a society in the process of disintegration that only knows itself. In Koltès' adaptation, there is no outside world and, connected to this, no way out of the family tragedy. A family thriller of a special kind. Historical and yet contemporary.

Theatre