Christiane Jatahy
Hamlet
Theatre
Prices EUR 55 / 45 / 35 / 25 / 20 / 10 / 7 / 4 (standing room)
Language French and Portuguese with German and English surtitles
Dates
31 May
Friday
Time 7pm
 
1 June
Saturday
Time 7pm
 
2 June
Sunday
Time 7pm
 
31 May
Friday
Time 7pm
 
1 June
Saturday
Time 7pm
 
2 June
Sunday
Time 7pm
 
© Simon Gosselin

It is the year 2024, in a contemporary apartment in an anonymous city. Hamlet is trying to turn sheer thought and desire into action, to move from gloom to passion – possibly even rebellion. Brazilian director Christiane Jatahy (she was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale) turns her attention to Shakespeare’s most famous phrase: to be or not to be. However, she asks a more radical question: to act or to resign? Hamlet wakes up as a woman in the contemporary world and has to face the violence of the patriarchy. Equipped with a camera, Hamlet, her mother Gertrude and her fiancée Ophelia investigate the past and the present. They want to create the society of the future. What, though, are the levers for change?

Artistic Team

Direction, Adaptation, Set design Christiane Jatahy With Isabel Abreu (Ophelia), Tom Adjibi (Guildenstern), Servane Ducorps (Gertrude), Clotilde Hesme (Hamlet), David Houri (Rosencrantz), Tonan Quito (Polonius), Matthieu Sampeur (Claudius) and on film Loïc Corbery, Jérémy Lopez, Cedric Eeckhout, Jorge Lorca, Julie Duclos Artistic collaboration, Set design Thomas Walgrave Director of photography, Camera Paulo Camacho Costumes Fauve Ryckebusch Video system development Julio Parente Music Vitor Araujo Sound design Pedro Vituri Collaboration on the development of the set Marcelo Lipiani Dramaturgical consulting Marcia Tiburi, Christophe Triau Direction trainee Maëlle Puéchoultres Trainee lighting, Set design Kes Bakker Costumes assistant Delphine Capossela Assistant direction Laurence Kelepikis Company administration Claudia Petagna Production coordination Henrique Mariano

Production

Production Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe (Paris) In participation with Cie Vértice – Axis productions Coproduction Wiener Festwochen | Freie Republik Wien, 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 (Antwerp) Supported by Cercle de l'Odéon
The Vértice company is supported by the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Île-de-France – ministère de la Culture Thanks to La Ferme du Buisson – Scène Nationale de Noisiel

Premiere March 2024, Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe (Paris)

Past projects

Wiener Festwochen 2008 A Falta que nos Move
Wiener Festwochen 2013 Julia
Wiener Festwochen 2018 The Walking Forest
Wiener Festwochen 2022 Depois do silêncio

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