About This Show

Linda Mussmann has created a new mixed-media production, H.A.M.L.E.T., that stages Shakespeare’s timeless tale with only two actors. A deconstructionist tragic comedy at heart, it reflects Mussmann’s history of social activism and incorporates performance, music, and political commentary. H.A.M.L.E.T. focuses on the bond between the Prince and Gertrude and speaks to timeless questions about war and revenge. Gerald Stoddard plays Hamlet and Guildenstern; he sings, dances and makes experimental videos. Claudia Bruce, playing Gertrude and everybody else, shares the stage in a darkly comical, hat-changing performance. The production explores the relationship between the lost Prince and the Queen Mother of Denmark, using an irreverent, post-modern, vaudevillian approach.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: December 5, 2002 Final Performance: December 23, 2002
Location: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, New York City

74 E 4th St,

New York,


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