Der Bestrafte BRUDERMORD, or Hamlet Prince of Denmark
SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London
SUNDAY MAY 31ST, 4PM & 7PM
The 4pm show will begin with a short introduction by Beth Burns (Artistic Director, Hidden Room.)
The 7pm show will begin with an introduction by Professor Tiffany Stern (University College, Oxford.)
Running time: 75 mins.
The mysterious origins of Brudermord are being put to the test as we perform this rarely seen 1710 adaptation of Hamlet as it may have been intended: a puppet show. Acting as a laboratory for Professor Stern’s research, the Hidden Room uses a new English translation by Christine Schmidle with puppets created by Mystery Bird Puppet Show and styled and costumed by Jennifer Davis to imagine the staging conditions of an early 18th Century puppet play. Live music, sound effects, and onstage narration will accompany this most unusual, and at times outrageously slapstick version of Hamlet that includes added characters and scenes, yet still enjoys a brisk running time of just over an hour.
Brudermord was developed with the support from the American Shakespeare Center, and premiered October 26th at the ASC’s prestigious Blackfriars Conference.