The piece is an archeological excursion into the legendary 1964 Broadway production of Hamlet, starring Richard Burton, which was recorded in performance and shown as a film for two days only in 2000 U.S. movie houses. The Wooster Group attempts to reverse this process, reconstructing a hypothetical theater piece from the fragmentary evidence of the edited film.
The production features Scott Shepherd as Hamlet, Kate Valk as Gertrude and Ophelia, Ari Fliakos as Claudius, and Dominique Bousquet, Alessandro Magania, Daniel Pettrow, Bill Raymond, Casey Spooner, and Judson Williams in a variety of roles.
Additional Wooster Group artists and associates contributing to the piece include Geoff Abbas, Ruud van den Akker, Zbigniew Bzymek, John Collins, Jim Dawson, Aron Deyo, Dan Dobson, Joby Emmons, Reid Farrington, Warren Fischer, Teresa Hartmann, Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck, Claudia Hill, Shaun Irons, Felix Ivanov, Bozkurt Karasu, Adam Kimmel, Gabe Maxson, Lauren Petty, Matt Schloss, Andrew Schneider, Natalie Thomas, Matt Tierney, and Jennifer Tipton.
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