The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1319  Thursday, 29 June 2000.

From:           Peter Webster <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 28 Jun 2000 12:34:29 EDT
Subject:        Hamlet at the Berliner Ensemble

Saturday, June 24, I saw Hamlet, in German, as presented by the
Berliner  Ensemble.

Direction and adaptation was by Achim Freyer, from a working by August
Wilhelm Schlegel.

The production was envisioned as a grotesque fever-dream. The stage was
absolutely bare: naked brick, grating and catwalks, lighting fixtures
and speakers in full view. There was an outlined infantile skull with a

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