Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Thomas Ostermeier
Stage Designed by Jan Pappelbaum
Music by Nils Ostendorf
Dramaturgy Marius von Mayenburg
Video Sébastien Dupouey
Lighting Design Erich Schneider
The Hellenic Festival in Athens,
The Festival d’Avignon
Lasts 165’; no intermission.
With Turkish surtitles.
This most-quoted of plays is pushed to the extreme in the long awaited Istanbul debut of one of the world’s great theatre houses, Berlin’s Schaubühne. Ostermeier’s audacious production finds new human revelations and fresh political insights in the centuries-old story of Denmark’s corrupt court a system that has become a paranoid maze for Hamlet. Shakespeare serves up over 20 characters, shaping a political biosphere from the differing interests and intrigues.