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  Universitatea Națională de Arte „G. Enescu” Iași
Hamlet it be
Text after: William Shakespeare & Aldo Nicolaj
Directed by: Octavian Jighirgiu
Cast: Ana Baroi, Ana Boatcă, Andrei Butnaru, Marian Chiculiță, Ioana Dobrea, Florin Gardan, Răzvan Grosu, Mălina Lazăr, Mara Lucaci, Mădălina Mantu, Nicolae Racoviță, Ștefania Sandu, Ciprian Ungureanu, Mihai Vodă, Claudiu
Schenography: Alina Dincă-Pușcașu
Choreography: Alice Șfaițer
Vocal-coach: Alexandra Cantemir
Stage fighting: Bogdan Lupeică
When Hamlet takes a day off from “Hamlet”, Elsinore falls into. This performance by the students in Iași is an intertextual approach to the famous drama, combining key fragments of the original text and the perspective proposed by Aldo Nikolaj in his “Hamlet in Spicy Sauce”. The balance between the two worlds, that of the Shakespearean characters and the clattering group of palace cooks, becomes a good opportunity to highlight the inherent problems of the stage process. In fact, “Hamlet it be” puts forward the steeplechase of a class of student-actors in their desperate attempt to face a crisis other than the one imagined by Shakespeare: actors’ conflict beyond characters. Is it theatre, is it life? That is the question! Together, we look for the answer in a balancing act on the line separating the two, which grows thinner and thinner before our eyes.
Performance in Romanian, with translation into English.

Co-producers: Universitatea Națională de Arte „G. Enescu” Iași, Teatrul Național „V. Alecsandri” Iași

      © Andreea Darie