Hamlet: The Tragedy of the Prince of Denmark

directed by Kanako Hiyama

A new adaptation of Shakespeare's "Hamlet," staged on an all-black set using handmade costumes and props, Kanako Hiyama's "Hamlet" places the King in the audience's midst, recasting spectators as members of the Court. An always-present Ghost introduces the story and observes the action from among the audience. Hiyama's swift 90-minute adaptation favors story over poetry: scenes are played out of order; speeches are interwoven in surprising ways. Hiyama stages each scene from the perspective of a different character; thus, Hamlet's story is seen from many angles. Populated by puppets (courtesy of Tom Lee).

Performances: 

 11/3/2005 at 8:00pm
 11/4/2005 at 8:00pm
 11/5/2005 at 8:00pm
 11/6/2005 at 2:30pm
 11/6/2005 at 8:00pm
 11/10/2005 at 8:00pm
 11/11/2005 at 8:00pm
 11/12/2005 at 8:00pm
 11/13/2005 at 2:30pm
 11/13/2005 at 8:00pm
 11/17/2005 at 8:00pm
 11/18/2005 at 8:00pm
 11/19/2005 at 8:00pm
 11/20/2005 at 2:30pm
 11/20/2005 at 8:00pm

Theatre/Venue La MaMa Experimental Theatre 

74A East 4th St  New York

Phone Number for Reservations 212-475-7710 
Website for reservations www.lamama.org  
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Producing Organization: LaMaMa Experimental Theater Club  
Website www.lamama.org  
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