HAMLET | COLLAGE
Golden Mask in Istanbul
THEATRE OF NATIONS
Adapted by Robert Lepage
Performed by Evgeny Mironov
With the participation of Vladimir Malyugin
Directed by Robert Lepage
Stage Design: Carl Fillion
Costumes: François St-Aubin
Sound and Music: Josuė Beaucage
Video: Lionel Arnould
Hamlet | Collage, a masterpiece that brings theatre and contemporary art together with a meticulous dramaturgical sensibility and excellent interpretation meets audiences at the Istanbul Theatre Festival. Hamlet | Collage is the first collaboration between Canadian theatre and film director Robert Lepage and Moscow’s innovative theatre company Theatre of Nations. Hamlet | Collage is a performance that centers on Hamlet as he “gazes” into his consciousness.
As a character whose conscious is influenced and shaped by an overwhelming sense of justice, Hamlet is suspended above the stage in mid-air on a large open-sided cube with ghosts of other characters from Shakespeare’s play and is delivered with an awe-inspiring mastery by Evgeny Mironov. Hamlet’s dialogue with death, the expression of his existence through death, and the reflection of a mind gradually permeated by corruption are highlights of Mironov’s portrayal.
Evgeny Mironov, also the artistic director of Theatre of Nations, breathes life into eleven characters from Hamlet and recreates them in Hamlet’s consciousness on this cube design that challenges the laws of physics. A popular face of Russian cinema, Mironov is also known for his roles in Love, a film directed by Todorovski in 1991 and an adaptation of The Idiot by the Russian television.
Robert Lepage had tried Carl Fillion’s cube design in his play Needles and Opium based on the lives of Miles Davis and Jean Cocteau. Images projected on the cube using video-art will take the audience on a breathtaking journey.
Lasts app. 135’; no intermission.
Russian with Turkish surtitles.
Venue Sponsor with the Highest Contribution: ZORLU PSM