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Five Truths

Synopsis
Five Truths is a video installation by stage director Katie Mitchell exhibited at London’s V&A Museum in 2011. It presents the same 10-minute scene - Ophelia’s mad ramblings and subsequent death, all featuring the same actress, Michelle Terry - in the styles of Stanislavski, Brecht, Peter Brook, Antonin Artaud and Jerzy Grotowski. It is housed in a darkened cube lined with 10 screens of different sizes (two per practitioner) playing simultaneously.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Duration
10 mins
Availability
No archive copy known (8/2011)

Credits

Director
Katie Mitchell
Cinematographer
Leo Warner
Music
Paul Clark (2)
Production Design
Leo Warner
Cast
Michelle TerryOphelia

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
Hamlet
Keywords
Brecht, Bertolt (1898-1956); Brook, Peter (1925-); Grotowski, Jerzy; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stanislavskii, Konstantin Sergeevich; Artaud, Antonin; Stage directing; Ophelia (character)

Notes

Notes
The installation is hosted on the V&A Channel http://www.vam.ac.uk/channel/happenings/exhibitions_and_galleries/five_truths_brook for 3 years (2011-2014) and will then be deposited in the V&A Collections archive and made available for onsite research viewings (information correct as 8/2011).
General
Installation curated by Kate Bailey. Installation design by Vicki Mortimer.
History
The installation was ,launched at the Theatre de la Ville, Paris 4th June 2011, and premiered at the V&A Museum on the 12th July 2011.

Production Company

Name

59 Productions

Sponsor

Name

Victoria & Albert Museum

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