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Cabaret Hamlet

Alternative title
Ham. And Ex
Synopsis
Video recording of Matthias Langhoff’s production of Cabaret Hamlet. Langhoff sits his audience at café tables in front of two asymmetric stages, where Horatio becomes a female, Horatia; Ophelia is not a noblewoman, but a daughter of a public functionary; Prince Hamlet is played by an actor twice the age of his mother; Claudius is played by an actor from Burkina-Faso, speaking with a heavy African accent; and a live horse makes several silent appearances on stage. The play is intercepted with Shakespeare’s sonnets, a poem by John Donne, German songs, and a degustation of a German beer, which prepares the audience for the double dose of Hamlet’s most famous monologue, recited on the theatre’s balcony and then again on the stage. Music performed by the Tobetobe Orchestra.
Language
French (Standard)
Country
France
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
Nov 2009
Duration
270 (incl. interval)

Credits

Director
Matthias Langhoff
Music
Olivier Dejours
Production Design
Matthias Langhoff
Costume
Arielle Chanty
Cast
François ChattotHamlet
Anatole KoamaClaudius
Emmanuelle WionGertrude
Jean-Claude JayPolonius
Patricia PottierOphelia
Agnès DewitteHoratio
Charlie Nelson 
Frédéric Kunze 
Gilles Geenen 
Jean-Marc StehléGhost
Jean-Marc StehléGravedigger
Marc Barnaud 
Patrick Buoncristiani 
Philippe Marteau 

Additional Details

Theatre
Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe
Theatre company
Théâtre Dijon Bourgogne - CDN
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Hamlet
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Gender reversal

Notes

History
Created on November 20th, 2008 at the Théâtre Dijon Bourgogne - CDN.
Textual information
Translated into French by Irène Bonnaud

Archive

Name

Odéon Théâtre de L’Europe

Contact
Juliette Caron
Web
http://www.theatre-odeon.eu External site opens in new window
Phone
+33 1 44 85 40 12
Address
Multimedia Library
2 Rue Corneille
75006 Paris
France

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