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Hamlet v Hamlet

28/05/2014 - 31/05/2014
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Guy Cassiers and Tom Lanoye continue their successful collaboration. Following Mefisto for ever, Atropa en Bloed & rozen, they are now focusing on ‘the play of all plays’: Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

For his adaptation of Hamlet, Tom Lanoye delves into the psychology of adolescence. Hamlet and Ophelia are on the threshold of adulthood. Unlike characters such as Romeo and Juliet, who are still young teenagers, Hamlet is old enough to detect the Machiavellian machinations going on around him. But he still cherishes the youthful desire for purity. Cassiers directs this adaptation with actors from Toneelhuis and Toneelgroep Amsterdam. This is the first of four collaborative projects by the two companies, which are planned for between 2014 and 2016. 28-31 May. €20/16/8

Kaaitheater, Brussels