PERFORMER: Marta Bjelica
AUTHOR: Petra Bjelica
DIRECTOR: Ana Pinter
PRODUCER: Marija Milosavljević
VIDEO AND EDITING: Ivana Rajić
VIDEO EDITING: Tamara Krstanović
STAGE DESIGNER AND LIGHTING TECHNICIAN: Marija Varga
MUSIC COMPOSER AND SOUND TECHNICIAN: Anđelina Mićić
COSTUME DESIGNER: Stevan Stevanović
COMPANY: The Brew (Italy-Serbia)
August 27, 2022 9 p.m.
Гамлет is a practice-as-research experimental adaptation of the PhD project “Let the other be: Hamlet-ideologemes in Dostoevsky’s Demons”. It is a lecture performance based on Dostoevsky’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s character, including a wider discursive field of references to Hamlet and Russian Hamletism.The text is a pastiche of criticism, literary interpretations and it is a parody of the theoretical and critical inquiry of answering the question “Who is Hamlet?”.
The performance is called Гамлет, but it doesn’t follow the plot of Shakespeare’s Hamlet at all. The plot consists of three acts. The first act includes surveillance, interrogation and prosecution of the main hero, the second act introduces Dostoevsky’s Hamletian characters and the third act… remains a mystery.