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Hamlet in Rock

Synopsis
German rock opera by Dr. Rudolf Volz that transposes Shakespeare’s play to outer space - the gravedigger becomes a gian, rabbit-like creature - featuring 24 songs. The lyrics for the English version only use words from the original play.
Language
English
Country
Germany
Medium
Video
Recording date
2007
Duration
132 mins

Credits

Director
Monika Müller
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Rudolf Volz
Cast
Paul Miller (5)Hamlet
Falko IllingClaudius
Judith MutschlerGertrude
Jeff CollierPolonius
Miriam RiemannOphelia
Alexander NessGuildenstern
Andreas StockhausenOsric
Betim BojxhiuRosencrantz
Danny HumphreysLaertes
Dirk ThurischGhost
Jeff CollierGravedigger
Judith HuberPlayer Queen
Matthias LettnerPlayer King
Philipp Rankl-BartelHoratio

Additional Details

Production type
Operas and Musicals
Historical period
Future
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Music; Shakespeare
Keywords
Rock music

Notes

Notes
A performance in English from 2007 was uploaded to YouTube by the production company on 14 October 2014.
History
Premiered on 2 September 2006 as ‘Hamlet in Space’.

Online Availability

Online URL
https://youtu.be/aXNlxjJqCgo
Online format
Streamed

Production Company

Name

Stockhausen Media

Email
info@stockhausen-media.de
Web
https://www.stockhausen-media.de/ External site opens in new window
Address
Mandelstrasse 16
Berlin
D-10409
Germany
Name

Xdra Productions

Distributor

Name

YouTube

Web
http://www.youtube.com External site opens in new window

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