22. Istanbul Theater Festival: Hamlet | Collage
22 November 2018 - 20:30 - 23 November 2018 - 20:30 - Turkcell Stage


Golden Mask in Istanbul


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


Turkcell Stage

Turkcell Stage, being among the world’s limited numbered most developed performance centers with its technological equipment, provides an exclusive and delighting experience to its guests with its enriched acoustic features.

Turkcell Stage expands to a space of 1.570 m2 in total including the 350 m2 movable area, (with 36 m height, 22 m wideness and 24 m depth) 528 m2 stage and backstage. The stage, formed of 12 separate elevators, comes to the fore with its construction enabling entrance to the under stage entrances. The totally mechanic orchestra pit, also being able to be used as a downstage seating area, is situated so comfortable and huge that it can host the greatest symphony orchestras. Turkcell Stage, with a construction of two balconies and a capacity of 2.190 people, puts the best equipment at the art lovers’ disposal with its advanced technological video, sound and light systems. Zorlu PSM, directing Turkey’s art life significantly, has hosted approximately 1000 performances such as the Cats musical, The Phantom of Opera, Gerard Depardieu, Hugh Jackman, PJ Harvey, Damien Rice and about 1 million audiences since the time it was opened. Zorlu PSM, in its 3rd season with a totally new format, also built a new concert area that can be positioned as a winter concert area in İstanbul with a capacity of being able to host 3500 guests standing. The PSM has been continuing both Turkish and foreign thematic standing concerts without slowing down.