la Biennale di Venezia
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Thomas Ostermeier

Approaching classical drama as performer and actor
Teatro Piccolo Arsenale - Venice
27 > 31 December 2010
27-28-29-31 December: from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. / from 3 to 6 p.m.
30 December: from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. / from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday 30 December 2010
Ca' Giustinian - Venice, 6 p.m.: meeting with the audience
Hamlet  is a play about theatre. Everybody is constantly playing a role, is constantly finding himself in a theatrical situation and has constantly to hide behind a mask out of different reasons, mostly because he or she is threatened by political power.

Elizabethan theatre is to be considered as another form of epic theatre.

Where does epic theatre meet modern performance? How to involve new media as a tool to combine the epic idea of theatre with a more performance orientated acting?

The participating actors of the workshop will work on the characters of Hamlet and Ophelia.

Thomas Ostermeier (Berlin - Germany)