Hamlet. Nella carne il silenzioCOMPAGNIA LABORATORIO DI PONTEDERA
How should the story of Hamlet be told? Every theatre chooses its own Hamlet. Yet this is perhaps an illusion. It would be better to say that it is Hamlet himself, with his seductive power, who sets out each time to fi nd a temporary refuge for his footsteps.
At the start of our play, Hamlet speaks the lines that precede his death, without however loosening those fetters of story and legend that bind him. With their sudden metamorphoses into the characters of the tragedy, the duellers are the sentinels of events, guardians linked to the age-old remembrance of the tale; it is they who once more accompany the rhythm of his steps towards the fi nal duel with Laertes. The impossibility of "fixing" Shakespeare's text once and for all is an accepted fact.
We have chosen the version in which, after visiting his mother, meeting his father's ghost and killing Polonius, Hamlet moves towards his destiny with no meditated plans for vengeance. "There's a special providence even in the fall of a sparrow", he says on his return to Elsinor. Hamlet has before him a real time in which to move further, to procrastinate or to linger, yet he is ready at any moment to accept his destiny, and once more to cultivate his awareness of being here and now.
based on the play by William Shakespeare
director: Roberto Bacci
with: Tazio Torrini, Andrea Fiorentini, Serena Gatti, Debora Mattiello, Luigi Petrolini, Francesco Puleo, Alessandro Porcu
dramatist: Stefano Geraci
staging and costumes: Marcio Medina
costumes producer: Patrizia Bonicoli
costumes assistant producer: Silvana Marcondes
light technician: Marcello D'Agostino
music: Ares Tavolazzi
set design: Alessandro Lo Bue i Marco Viegi Dal Fiume
technical manager: Sergio Zagaglia
decorations: Stefano Franzoni
stage production: Sergio Seghettini
managment: Carlo Macchi
artistic cooperation and director's assistant: Savino Paparella
camera: Alain Volut
thanks for cooperation to: Carli Pollastrelli, Luigiego Lombardi Vallauri and Augusto Timperanza
production: Fondazione Pontedera Teatro