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).
11/3/2005 at 8:00pm