hamlet_x A video installation by Herbert Fritsch after William Shakespeare

29. September, 1., 3., 4., 6., 8., 9., 11. October
6:00 pm

Film versions of Hamlet have long been legion; Asta Nielsen, Laurence Olivier, Mel Gibson, Kenneth Brannagh and Ethan Hawke are just some of those to have interpreted the role of Prince of Denmark in the cinema. The video installation hamlet_X by actor Herbert Fritsch (last seen at the RuhrTriennale in Frank Castorf's Volksbühne production My Snow Queen) is an attempt to explore the Hamlet legend from the perspective of modern everyday culture. In the 33 parts that go to make up this suggestive collage (with Corinna Harfouch, Leander Haußmann, Christoph Schliegensief, Ulrich Mühe, Dominic Raacke, Hannelore Hoger and others) we can, for example, see detectives from the Tatort series on the trail of the true murderer and politicians commenting on events at the Danish court – by our viewing, the present day takes a closer look at this archetypal classic and makes some surprising discoveries about the world of William Shakespeare.

Open from 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm
Admission is free