The Quantum Theatre Group’s Hamlet was first performed in 2014 at the 32nd International Fadjr Theatre Festival in Tehran where it won the Best Director award for Arash Dadgar and the overall Grand Prize for best production. In 2016, the group staged the production at the Gdansk Shakespeare Festival.Read More
"When I approached Muller’s HamletMachine, I re-discovered Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Both were unrelenting. Shakespeare’s Hamlet finds himself on a journey to cleanse his house. The house his mother and uncle contaminated with murder, lies and manipulation in order to preserve the crown. Muller pummels the Shakespearean Hamlet for his naiveté, which hinders him from taking a clear stand or from taking action."Read More
The most romantic play of all the comedies by Shakespeare. This magical extravaganza is filled with fantastical creatures, the reality appears in the play in such an unusual way that it creates a feeling of dreams for spectators.Read More
"Hamlet#Casting is a combination of contradictions. It is a tale of the everyday, which can be banal and full of played-out scenarios. Musical hits which tell of unrequited love, Facebook conversations which do not bring happiness, dreams from TV serials. Against this background, Hamlet asks himself questions which sound like a repetitive chorus: am I good enough, valued, desired? Am I myself? Can one really live in a world in which one is always being watched?"Read More
Giulio Cesare – Pezzi staccati (Julius Caesar – Spared Parts) is a show inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy. Romeo Castellucci brings back to the theatre a shortened version of his ground-breaking 1997 production of Julius Caesar in a new version made up of ‘fragments’ that evoke the original.Read More
The event was a unique artistic performance on the streets of Gdańsk, where 400 mourners walked in a “funeral procession” through central Gdańsk (Poland) to the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre. The final stage of the event took place inside the Theatre.Read More
“The Tempest contains all the main themes of Shakespeare’s plays: the overthrow of the rightful ruler, the danger of moving from civilisation to barbarism, dreaming about regaining greatness, destructive passion and the sense and the need for creating theatre.
In Anna Augustynowicz’s Burza, we can also see a bitter tragi-comedy about contemporary civilisation. Through the orange life-jackets worn by the shipwrecked people brought by Prospero to the island where he lives, she makes reference to the tragedy of refugees – the greatest tragedy of our times.” --from daily “Kurier Szczeciński”Read More
“A salt and pepper pot for the king and queen. A vase for the prince. A matchbox for the servant. A toilet roll tube for the Innkeeper. A water bottle for the messenger.
In Complete Works six performers create condensed versions of each and every Shakespeare play, comically and intimately retelling them, using a collection of everyday objects as stand-ins for the characters on the one-metre stage of an ordinary table top."
“Barbara Wysocka’s spectacle is a representation of a modern-day, realistic politics, created by uncompromising politicians hungry for power, but unprepared for the responsibility that comes along with it. It also shows us this from society’s point of view, which serves as a hostage of the political revolution and is easily manipulated with the help of crafted arguments and distributed public finances. It is a political vision where the basic source of fuel is the corpse of a ruler, above which the words Freedom, Honour and Homeland are uttered so often until finally they turn into a haunting political cliche.”Read More
"In Harbaczewski's version [of Hamlet], there is no poison poured into the ear. It is the words that turn out to be poisonous. Poison flows from mouth to ear. Words have become devalued, they can be manipulated, their meanings, colourings, temperature, their addresses and speakers can all be changed." –from a review by Anka Herbut for Dwutygodnik.comRead More