Duration: one hour and 40 minutes without interval
The return to the stage of Hamletmachine by Heiner Müller as seen by Robert Wilson with the young actors of the Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica Silvio d’Amico.
A meditation on Hamlet and endless other matters, from other works by Shakespeare to the Hungarian uprising of 1956 to a kind of feminist revenge against uncertain masculinity, which does not tell a story or develop characters in the traditional sense.
Müller and Wilson share a mysticism full of apolitical imagery, as far removed from commercial American theatrical conventions as it is from the pity of socialism.
Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato
from 16 to 20 October 2018
texts by Heiner Müller
creating, directing, lights and sets by Robert Wilson
original dramaturgy by Wolfgang Wiens
music Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
co-director Ann-Christin Rommen
Sound designer Dario Felli
Stage manager Thaiz Bozano
lighting collaborator John Torres
set collaborator Marie de Testa
costumes Micol Notarianni
from original designs by William Ivey Long
make-up & hair Manu Halligan
with performers from the Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica Silvio d’Amico Liliana Bottone, Grazia Capraro, Irene Ciani, Gabriele Cicirello, Renato Civello, Francesco Cotroneo, Angelo Galdi, Alice Generali, Adalgisa Manfrida, Paolo Marconi, Eugenio Mastrandrea, Michele Ragno, Camilla Tagliaferri, Luca Vassos, Barbara Venturato
new version based on the original production of 7 May 1986 at the New York University, New York.
project by Change Performing Arts
commissioned by the Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi
for the Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica Silvio d’Amico
The rights for the opera HAMLETMASCHINE by Heiner Müller have been granted by Zachar International, Milan, on license from henschel SCHAUSPIEL, Berlin
Thanks to RW Work ltd New York, www.robertwilson.com