To be or not to be: Is that really the question?
Traumatised by the emotional injury caused by his mother's hasty remarriage after the death of his father, and having no space left for mourning, Hamlet's state throughout the play reflects the human condition: caught up in the dualism between reason and emotion, between truth and lie, he is unable to make decisions about his life, his demeanour, his psyche. What is right and what is wrong? Moreover, in the face of life's mortality, is there really any such thing as right or wrong?
Opening Night, 18 September 2010, at the Thalia Theater Hamburg
Cast: mirco kreibich , peter maertens, barbara nüsse , josef ostendorf , jörg pohl , gabriela maria schmeide , birte schnöink , andré szymanski , sebastian zimmler.
text: william shakespeare
translation & adaptation: feridun zaimoglu & günter senkel
direction: luk perceval
scenography: annette kurz
costumes: ilse vandenbussche
lighting design: mark vandenesse
dramaturgy: susanne meister
music: jens thomas