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Hamlet: A Monologue

Synopsis
A video recording of a performance of theatre designer Robert Wilson’s performance-piece HAMLET: A MONOLOGUE. Wilson, working with Wolfgang Wiens’ text, performs Hamlet as a monologue in 15 scenes. He interprets not only Hamlet, but other characters too. Pulling props and costume pieces out of a trunk in the style of classic story theatre; Wilson also interprets Gertrude, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern and Ophelia.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
27 May 1995
Duration
96 mins

Credits

Director
Ann-Christin Rommen; Robert Wilson (3)
Writer
Wolfgang Wiens
Music
Hans Peter Kuhn
Production Design
Robert Wilson (3)
Costume
Frida Parmeggiani
Cast
Robert Wilson (3)Hamlet

Additional Details

Theatre
Alley Theatre, Houston, Texas
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); One-Person shows
Related items
Making of a Monologue: Robert Wilson’s Hamlet

Notes

Notes
TOFT has also recorded video rehearsals for the production that were held on different days.
Reviews
Variety (June 19 1995), p. 87; Janet Savin, Shakespeare Bulletin 14, no. 3 (1996) 32-3.

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
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Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
Billy Rose Theatre Collection
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,New York
10023-7498
USA

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