|Premiére date||10 Oct. 2014|
|Produced by||The Norwegian Theatre|
|Based on||Hamlet AKA The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare|
|Running period||10 Oct. 2014|
|Website||Det Norske Teatret|
Hamlet is a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, produced in 2014 and based on the play by William Shakespeare. The production was performed in the theatre's venue Scene 2.
Peer Perez Øian directed it.
Marie Blokhus interpreted the title role.Read more
- William Shakespeare - Playwright
- Edvard Hoem - Adaption
- Peer Perez Øian - Direction
- Lucy Swann - Music
- Mari Moen - Dramaturge
- Hendrik Scheel - Stage design
- Hendrik Scheel - Costume design
- Benedicte Folkman - Costume (Kostymekoordinator)
- Lucy Swann - Sound design
- Torkel Skjærven - Lighting design
- Ane Dahl Torp - Actor (Dronning Gertrud, Hamlets mor og enke etter far hans, no gift med kong Claudius)
- Frank Kjosås - Actor (Ofelia, dotter til Polonius / Horatio, Hamlets venn og medstudent)
- Gard Skagestad - Actor (Laertes, son til Polonius / Ein annan gravar, ein klovn / Ein annan prest / Skodespelar, Aigistos)
- Judy Nyambura Karanja - Actor (Guildenstern, medstudent av prins Hamlet / Skodespelar, Klytaimnestra)
- Kaia Varjord - Actor (Rosenkrantz, medstudent av prins Hamlet / Skodespelar, Agamemnon)
- Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard - Actor (Ein norsk astrofysikar)
- Mads Ousdal - Actor (Attgangaren etter Hamlets far, den siste kong Hamlet av Danmark / Kong Claudius av Danmark, bror av den førre kongen)
- Marie Blokhus - Actor (Hamlet, prins av Danmark)
- Vidar Magnussen - Actor (Polonius, rådgivaren til kong Claudius / Gravar, ein klovn / Osiric, ein hoffmann / Ein prest / Sendebod)
- Hege Ramstad - Mask design
- Vanja Riksfjord - Props
- Emilia Daczkowska Wist - Stage manager
- Igor Zamarajev - Sound technician
- Ole Randers - Lighting supervisor
- Gry Hege Espenes - Prompter
- Fredrik Jansson - Stage Manager
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More about Hamlet
"What is it with Hamlet?
Why are we in generation after generation so fascinated with this play? Perhaps because Hamlet embraces so many fundamental and existential themes? It is about politics, about power and morals, theory and practice. Here are love drama, generational conflicts, betrayal and solidarity.
The prince who refuses to play a prince
Another eye-catching theme in the play is the conflict between reality and roles, what is real and what only seems to be. Here this is underlined by, among other things, that Marie Blokhus has the role of Hamlet and that her husband, Frank Kjosås, play both Ophelia - Hamlet's unhappy love - and the philosophy student Horatio - his best friend. But in common all the characters have that they are drawn between the roles they are given and their understanding of it. They are alienated in their own lives and put on different masks to hide it.
"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark"
The story is one of the best known in the world. Denmark's crown prince, Hamlet, returns from studies at the high castle of humanism, the university of Wittenberg, to the darkest human backwater at the court of Helsingør. His father is dead, killed by his own brother. He has married his brother's widow, Hamlet's mother, and has robbed the throne. What good can insight and knowledge do in such a world? The humans are not real, they act, life and reality are fakes. At the same time Hamlet claims that in art the truth, the real and the authentic lie. He trusts that the actors will reveal the betrayal: "I have heard that guilty creatures sitting at a play have by the very cunning of the scene been struck so to the soul that presently they have proclaimed their malefactions".
A strong team The young and promising director Peer Perez Øian had success earlier this year with the Swiss contemporary play Twenty Thousand Pages on the main stage. When he this autumn attacks this robust classic, it is with a strong ensemble in a stage room created by the exciting German stage designer Hendrik Scheel. The pop artist Lucy Swann has composed the music. Perez Øian will be connected to The Norwegian Theatre the next four years, so why not start with one of the main works of world literature?"
The Norwegian Theatre, detnorsketeatret.no, 11.08.2014, http://www.detnorsketeatret.no/index.php?option=com_play&view=play&playid=430
Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 11.08.2014
Einar Dahl's private archive, donated by Einar Dahl, 08.02.2015
The National Library of Norway, performance program transferred to Sceneweb, 21.10.2015.