Sure there’s that little matter of whether “to be or not to be” to consider—but before Hamlet can get around to that, he and his stage companions have toasters, wheelchairs, inflatable dolls, hairdryers, and irons to deal with. An explosive retelling of the Shakespearean masterpiece as seen through the wildly inventive and cracked lens of one of the Rio de Janeiro’s most highly regarded theater groups, Cia dos Atores, in which humor and Brazilian-ness provide a bold, contemporary aesthetic mix. Photo courtesy of the artist  

Sure there’s that little matter of whether “to be or not to be” to consider—but before Hamlet can get around to that, he and his stage companions have toasters, wheelchairs, inflatable dolls, hairdryers, and irons to deal with. An explosive retelling of the Shakespearean masterpiece as seen through the wildly inventive and cracked lens of one of the Rio de Janeiro’s most highly regarded theater groups, Cia dos Atores, in which humor and Brazilian-ness provide a bold, contemporary aesthetic mix.


Photo courtesy of the artist

 


Rehearsal.Hamlet

Cia dos Atores

Brazil

UTR 2006 - The Public