Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth
directed by Kevin Confoy
In Dogg's Hamlet, a group of young actors are setting up for their production Hamlet, performed in its original language. The catch? These students speak "Dogg" - a language comprised of English words, but with different meanings. When an English-speaking delivery man arrives with their set components, both languages break down and new ways of communication must be devised. Capped off with a hilarious 15-minute Hamlet. This is Stoppard at his word-playing, gleeful best. In Cahoot's Macbeth, the second play in Tom Stoppard's pairing, renegade actors stage a secret performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth that becomes a stark and moving metaphor for resistance in a time of censorship.