In Hamlet II: exit ghost, the theatre stage has turned a into a TV studio, a laboratory in which the actors take apart Shakespeare’s words and characters, in which Teatr Weimar is staging a play within a play. The confusion that maintains between the roles of Hamlet and Polonius and Ophelia and Gertrude exacerbates the madness, doubt and despair overwhelming them. The two actors battle with the play, masterfully navigating between its narrative line and a psychoanalytical interpretation of its mythical protagonists. These are made dramatically familiar thanks to the claustrophobic set and images filmed live. A meditation on identity, the weight of the past and death, Hamlet II: exit ghost is evocative of Scandinavian film and television series as much as the legendary productions of this classic among classics. Shakespeare meets Ingmar Bergman meets The Killing.
Kent Olofsson, associate of forskarskolan, is the composer for this project.
- October 20-21, Temps D´images festival, Paris
- April 2013, Örebro
- More dates and festivals will be presented during the fall