Elisabeth LeCompte / The Wooster Group William Shakespeare /Wooster Group

Elizabeth LeCompte / Hamlet


This resolutely contemporary Hamlet, also resolutely true to the original, is filtered through the sound and image technology in which the group excels. Footage from various Hamlets is sampled and collectively reinterpreted and performed to highlight the cultural layers attached to this seminal text. And the actors’ bodies improvise their dialogue with the images shown on monitors, providing a new reading of the play.