“This is the very ecstasy of love, whose violent property fordoes itself and leads the will to desperate undertakings as oft as any passion under heaven that does afflict our natures.”
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Premiere: 24. November 2012
Learning of his father’s death, Prince Hamlet comes home to find his uncle married to his mother and installed on the Danish throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge his ‘foul and most unnatural murder.’
Encompassing political intrigue and sexual obsession, philosophical reflection and violent action, tragic depth and wild humour, Hamlet is a colossus in the story of the English language and the fullest expression of Shakespeare’s genius.
Torsten Ranft / Raiko Küster (Claudius), Hannelore Koch (Gertrud), Christian Friedel (Hamlet), Ahmed Mesgarha / Henning Vogt (Polonius), Matthias Reichwald (Laertes), Sebastian Wendelin / Christian Clauß (Horatio), Annika Schilling / Lea Ruckpaul / Deleila Fiasko (Ophelia), Jonas Friedrich Leonhardt u.a. (Rosenkranz), Benedikt Kauff u.a. (Güldensten)
directed by: Roger Vontobel, Stage: Claudia Rohner, Music: Woods of Birnam