Der Bestrafte Brudermord, Hidden Room

Der Bestrafte Brudermord (Fratricide Revenged)      
Presented in English               
The Amity Building, Bryan, TX, United States
April 1, 2016

Hidden Room (Austin, TX)
Director: Beth Burns
Translated from German to English by Christine Schmidle
Research Director: Tiffany Stern
Narrated by Judd Farris and Jason Newman
Puppeteers: Ryan Hamilton, Joseph Garlock, Cami Alys, Jeff Mills, Laurence Pears, Kim Adams
Music, Styling, and Costume: Jennifer Rose Davis
Puppet Design and Construction: Mystery Bird Puppet Show
Puppet Styling: Jennifer Rose Davis
Costumes and Props: Jennifer Rose Davis
Set Design and Construction: Jim Barnes, Jennifer Rose Davis, Jim Strain Puppet Theatre Construction: Jim Barnes, Jay Baun, Ia Enstera, Scott Jones              

This production was part of the events sponsored by Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) during the "First Folio: The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare" traveling exhibition. Texas A&M was selected to host an exhibit of Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623 from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. This exhibition was to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, and one site in each state was selected to host the exhibit. This is a rarely seen 1710 German adaptation of Hamlet. Acting as a laboratory for Oxford Professor Tiffany Stern’s research, the Hidden Room uses a new English translation by Christine Schmidle, and puppets created by Los Angeles’ Mystery Bird Puppet Show to imagine the staging conditions of an 18th century puppet play.                 

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Funding and Sponsorship:
The College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University.

This performance has also toured elsewhere.