Peter Brook on Hamlet
Richard Eyre interviews avant-garde director Peter Brook about the inspiration behind his production of Shakespeare's play at Theatre des Bouffes Du Nord, Paris.Tweet
The Tragedy of Hamlet
A screen recording of Peter Brook’s The Tragedy of Hamlet, performed at the Bouffe du Nord Theatre in Paris The production is staged on a rectangle of red-orange cloth with only a couple of benches and a scattering of multi-coloured cushions, accompanied by a haunting soundscape ranging from muffled bells to birds in flight. Speeches and scenes are reassigned and roles are frequently doubled or tripled.
Drama on 3 | Inspired by Hamlet: Hamlette
In Tamsin Oglesby's radical re-imagining of the story of Hamlet, the protagonist is a young MP, Harriet (Jeany Spark) who, rather than contemplating revenge for the death of a father, is consumed by the question of how to avenge the rape of her sister. Her dilemma: to speak or not to speak. To confront the rapist, to lose her job, possibly her career, to make her sister relive the trauma, to avenge her suffering, to take on systemic misogyny, and by opposing, end it? Also starring Natasha Little, Matthew Gravelle and Jasper Britton.