Hamlet

Hamlet (2007) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Touring Theatre, based on the play by William Shakespeare. The production went on tour the autumn of 2007, with its tour opening in Mo i Rana September 25.

Yngve Sundvor directed it.

Anders Baasmo Christiansen played the title role, and won The Hedda Award 2008 in the best leading actor category for the role.

Information

(Objekt ID 29036)
Object type Production
Premiere September 25, 2007
Produced by The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
Based on Hamlet AKA The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare
Audience Adults
Audience size 10139
Number of events 44
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Tragedy
Running period September 25, 2007  
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The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the award to Anders Baasmo Christiansen:

"The winner of the year is a young actor who has not only made his mark on the theatre stage, but also on the movie screen. He has already won several prestigious awards, and he gets The Hedda Award for his interpretation of one of the theatre's great classic heroes.

He brings us along on a modern journey into the mind of a young man who suddenly experiences that his world breaks down. Far from external theatricality, with deep understanding of the text, and with the energy and power we have learned to know him through, he manages to overwhelm us with new contemporaneity in the familiar lines.

The best leading actor award goes to Anders Baasmo Christiansen because he at The Norwegian Touring Theatre the autumn of 2007 created a Hamlet of today."

SOURCES:

The Hedda Award

Einar Dahl's private archive, donated by Einar Dahl, 08.05.2015

Performance dates
September 25, 2007Kinoteateret – Opening night
Press coverage

Andreas Wiese, Hamlets frihetskamp (literally: Hamlet's fight for freedom), Dagbladet September 28 2007:

"The powerful in this version of Hamlet is the conflict between the individual Hamlet and all the threats and demands encircling him: From the suppressing, intriguing state, from the convention, from a father haunting him as a ghost, demanding revenge. The best in Anders Baasmo Christiansen's Hamlet is how he manages to give a physical, corporal truth to his lines in the situations the prince faces. He creates a strong image of an unfree prince, fighting to get rid of his chains. In such a forceful adaption some of the qualities in Shakespeare's text naturally disappear. But as a performance it has energy yet the same."