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Hamlet. In the Folds of Time

Based on Shakespeare’s work

Teatre Lliure Montjuïc - Sala Fabià Puigserver   24/07 - 25/07

The Brazilian director, known for her new takes on the classics, turns Hamlet into a woman and gives him a camera to rework a story that has been told a thousand times.

In a new female body, Hamlet awakens to rediscover, traverse and transform the past: from the violent patriarchy represented by Claudius and the new tyrannical king who killed his father to wars and deaths. And all this while revisiting the story. When she goes back in time, as if through a mirror, she will relive the history of the play she is in and the many ways in which it has been brought to the stage. Gertrude and Ophelia, Hamlet’s mother and lover, become representatives of everything that occupies the protagonist’s mind. All three women navigate between past and present, with the here and now of the theatre as their destination.

Film plays a fundamental role in the montage, which uses it as a tool to amplify theatre and reality. How many women have played Hamlet throughout history? Charlotte Charkei in the 18th century, then the eternal Sara Bernard and, at the same Teatre Grec, Núria Espert in 1960. Now, however, we are going to see not an actress playing a male role, but a woman who is Hamlet and who, without prejudice, crosses the boundaries of gender.

Christiane Jatahy has brought her theatrical creations to the Temporada Alta festival on several occasions, where we have seen Depois do silêncio, Entre chien et loup and, in 2014, Les tres germanes, in which she also used cinema, forcing the audience to choose between the real performance and the one seen in a live recording. The hybridisation of theatre and cinema is one of the hallmarks of Jatahy, an artist associated with the Odéon - Théâtre de l’Europe in Paris, who now makes her debut at the Grec Festival in Barcelona.

Produced by Odéon - Théâtre de l’Europe in participation with Cie Vértice - Axis productions.

Co-produced by Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), Les Nuits de Fourvière - Festival international de la Métropole de Lyon, Holland Festival (Amsterdam), Le Quartz - Scène nationale de Brest, La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand scène nationale, De Singel Anvers.

This show is supported by the Cercle de l’Odéon.

The Vértice company is supported by the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Île-de-France - Ministère de la Culture.

A special thanks to La Ferme du Buisson - Scène Nationale de Noisiel.

Artistic card

Based on: Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Direction, adaptation and set design: Christiane Jatahy. Artistic collaboration, set design and lighting: Thomas Walgrave. Director of photography, camera: Paulo Camacho. Costumes: Fauve Ryckebusch. Video system development: Julio Parente. Original music: Vitor Araujo. Sound design: Pedro Vituri. Translation: Dorothée Zumstein. Collaboration on the technical set development: Marcelo Lipiani. Dramaturgy consultants: Marcia Tiburi, Christophe Triau. Production director and tour manager: Henrique Mariano. Direction assistant: Laurence Kélépikis. Costumes assistant: Delphine Capossela. Trainee director: Maëlle Puéchoultres. Trainee in lighting and set design: Kes Bakker. Company administrator: Claudia Petagna. Support of communication: Aurélie Barrin. Performed by: Isabel Abreu, Tom Adjibi, Servane Ducorps, Clotilde Hesme, David Houri, Tonan Quito, Matthieu Sampeur. For the video recording: Loïc Corbery, Jérémy Lopez, Cedric Eeckhout, Jorge Lorca, Julie Duclos and also Kes Bakker, Aurélie Barrin, Fernanda Barth, Azelyne Cartigny, Léo Grimard, Jamsy, Martin Jodra, Laurence Kélépikis, Yannick Lingat, Yannick Morzelle, Océane Peillon, Juliette Poissonnier, Maëlle Puéchoultres, Yara Qtaish, Alix Riemer, Andrea Romano, Gabriel Touzelin. Voice-overs: Zakariya Gouran, Jauris Casanova, David Clavel.

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Discipline Theater

Dates and schedules Wednesday 24/7 - 20:30 H Thursday 25/7 - 20:30 H

Space Teatre Lliure Montjuïc

Duration 120 min

Language Multilingual with subtitling in Catalan and English

Price 30 €

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