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Hamlet - Ostermeier

Synopsis
Live television transmission of Thomas Ostermeier’s stage production of Hamlet directed for the Avignon Festival 2008. ‘To refocus Shakespeare’s work on its hero interpreted by Lars Eidinger, Thomas Ostermeier has selected a limited number of actors: six to play about 20 roles, favouring the scenes in which Shakespeare depicts, through the Danish court, a political system composed of murders, corruption and passions that serve the desire for power.' (Avignon Festival programme)
Series
Festival von Avignon / Avignon Festival
Language
German (Standard)
Country
Germany; France
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
19 Jul 2008 at 22:45 (Channel: ARTE)
Duration
160 mins

Credits

Director
Hannes Rossacher; Thomas Ostermeier
Cinematographer
Erich Schneider
Writer
Marius von Mayenburg
Music
Nils Ostendorf
Production Design
Jan Pappelbaum
Costume
Nina Wetzel
Contributor
Sebastian Dupouey
Cast
Lars EidingerHamlet
Urs JuckerClaudius
Judith RosmairGertrude
Robert BeyerPolonius
Judith RosmairOphelia
Lars EidingerGhost
Lars EidingerPlayer Queen
Lars EidingerLucianus
Robert BeyerOsric
Sebastian SchwarzGuildenstern
Sebastian SchwarzPlayer King
Sebastian SchwarzHoratio
Sebastian SchwarzGravedigger (1)
Stefan SternRosencrantz
Stefan SternLaertes
Stefan SternGravedigger (2)
Urs JuckerFortinbras

Additional Details

Theatre
Cours d’Honneur of the Papal Palace, Avignon
Theatre company
Schaubuehne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
multimedia; Doubling of roles; Avignon Festival

Notes

Notes
Live broadcast from the Cours d’Honneur (Court of Honour) of the Papal Palace in Avignon, France.
History
Live broadcast of Ostermeier’s ‘Hamlet’ performed as part of the Avignon Festival 2008. The production premiered during the Athens Festival on 7 July 2008.
The broadcast was repeated on the German digital channel ZDF Theaterkanal in October 2008.
Textual information
Translated by Marius von Mayenburg.
Reviews
Source: Avignon Festival programme website http://www.festival-avignon.com (accessed 7/2008)

Production Company

Name

ARTE France

Email
http://www.arteboutique.com/inputContact.action
Web
http://boutique.arte.tv/ External site opens in new window
Address
STACI
ARTE Boutique 1610
B.P. 59124 - 95074 Cergy Pontoise
France
Notes
An extensive range of programmes broadcast on the French Arte channel, relating to art and culture. Most are only available in French, but some have English audio or subtitles. Sale on Region 2 PAL DVD.
Name

ZDF

Notes
See: Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

Archive

Name

Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA)

Email
ina@ina.fr
Web
http://www.ina.fr External site opens in new window
Phone
+33-1-49 83 20 00
Fax
++33-1-49 83 25 80
Address
4, Avenue de l’Europe
F-94366 Bry sur Maine
Paris
France
Notes
Viewing of programmes archived by INA is at the Bibliotheque François Mitterand, Quai François Mauric, Paris 75013.

Distributor (Sale)

Name

ZDF - Programme Service

Email
programmservice@zdf.de
Web
http://www.theaterkanal.de/fernsehen/mitschnitt/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0049-(0)6131/70 9510
Fax
0049-(0)06131/70 9515
Address
HA ABD, Programmverwertung und -übernahme
ZDF-Straße 1
Mainz
55100
Germany

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