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Hamlet vs Hamlet

Toneelhuis, Guy Cassiers

Guy Cassiers and Tom Lanoye continue their successful cooperation. After Mefisto for ever, Atropa. De wraak van de vrede (Atropa. Avenging Peace) and Bloed & rozen. Het lied van Jeanne en Gilles (Blood and Roses, The Song of Jeanne and Gilles), they are now working together on ‘the play of plays’: Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Guy Cassiers is directing this adaptation with a cast of nine from Toneelhuis and Toneelgroep Amsterdam. It is the first in a series of four coproductions between these two theatre companies, planned for between 2014 and 2016.

For his adaptation of Hamlet Tom Lanoye explores the psychology of adolescence. The ‘juvenile’ Hamlet feels crushed by the adult world. A picture is painted of a character who fluctuates between self-hatred and inflated ego, between contempt for himself and contempt for an imperfect world. Hamlet’s tormented monologues are a cri de coeur and exorcism, an indictment and adjuration rolled into one. Hamlet becomes entangled in the nets of madness, as well as in the theatricality with which he stage-manages himself. He is a human being like all of us: inconsistent, complex, ambivalent and ambiguous. In pursuing his ambitions and trying to overcome his fears, he comes face to face with himself: Hamlet vs Hamlet.

director

  • Guy Cassiers

by

  • Tom Lanoye

dramaturgy

  • Erwin Jans

after

  • William Shakespeare

with

  • Katelijne Damen
  • Abke Haring
  • Chris Nietvelt
  • Johan Van Assche
  • Kevin Janssens
  • Eelco Smits
  • Roeland Fernhout
  • Marc Van Eeghem
  • Gaite Jansen

scenography

  • Ief Spincemaille

light design

  • Stefan Alleweireldt

sound

  • Diederik De Cock

costume design

  • Tim Van Steenbergen

production

  • Toneelhuis
  • Toneelhuis
  • Toneelgroep Amsterdam
  • Guy Cassiers

coproduction

  • DE SINGEL

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  1. Wednesday 19 March 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  2. Friday 21 March 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  3. Saturday 22 March 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  4. Wednesday 26 March 2014 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  5. Thursday 27 March 2014 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  6. Friday 28 March 2014 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  7. Saturday 29 March 2014 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  8. Sunday 30 March 2014 — 16h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  9. Wednesday 2 April 2014 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  10. Thursday 3 April 2014 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  11. Friday 4 April 2014 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  12. Saturday 5 April 2014 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  13. Tuesday 8 April 2014 — Theater Rotterdam, Rotterdam
  14. Thursday 10 April 2014 — Theater aan de Parade, Den Bosch - s Hertogenbosch
  15. Friday 11 April 2014 — Stadsschouwburg, Arnhem
  16. Saturday 12 April 2014 — Parktheater, Eindhoven
  17. Tuesday 15 April 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  18. Wednesday 16 April 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  19. Thursday 17 April 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  20. Friday 18 April 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  21. Saturday 19 April 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  22. Tuesday 22 April 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  23. Wednesday 23 April 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  24. Thursday 24 April 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  25. Friday 25 April 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  26. Monday 28 April 2014 — CC De Spil, Roeselare
  27. Tuesday 29 April 2014 — CCHA, Hasselt
  28. Thursday 1 May 2014 — Chassé Theater, Breda
  29. Friday 2 May 2014 — CC Brugge/Stadsschouwburg, Brugge
  30. Saturday 3 May 2014 — Theaters, Tilburg
  31. Tuesday 6 May 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  32. Wednesday 7 May 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  33. Thursday 8 May 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  34. Friday 9 May 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  35. Saturday 10 May 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  36. Monday 12 May 2014 — SPOT Groningen, Groningen
  37. Wednesday 14 May 2014 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  38. Thursday 15 May 2014 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  39. Friday 16 May 2014 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  40. Saturday 17 May 2014 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  41. Wednesday 21 May 2014 — HNT/Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den Haag
  42. Friday 23 May 2014 — VIERNULVIER/Theaterzaal, Gent
  43. Saturday 24 May 2014 — VIERNULVIER/Theaterzaal, Gent
  44. Wednesday 28 May 2014 — Kaaitheater, Brussel
  45. Thursday 29 May 2014 — Kaaitheater, Brussel
  46. Friday 30 May 2014 — Kaaitheater, Brussel
  47. Saturday 31 May 2014 — Kaaitheater, Brussel
  48. Monday 2 June 2014 — CC Kortrijk, Kortrijk
  49. Wednesday 11 June 2014 — Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Utrecht
  50. Friday 13 June 2014 — Parkstad Limburg Theaters, Heerlen
  51. Thursday 4 September 2014 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  52. Friday 5 September 2014 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  53. Saturday 6 September 2014 — 16h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  54. Sunday 7 September 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  55. Tuesday 30 September 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  56. Wednesday 1 October 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  57. Thursday 2 October 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  58. Friday 3 October 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  59. Saturday 4 October 2014 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam

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