a few years ago I saw Berlinensemblen Schaubühne play ”Hamlet” at the actual scene of the crime, Kronborg castle in Helsingør. The actors were crawling around in a big pile of dirt. It was raining, but Gertrude kept her sunglasses on. It was very German.
Sofia Jupithers set at the royal dramatic theatre are located at the opposite aesthetic pole. Here everything is stylish, neat, clean, as well as mäklarstylat. Very stockholmskt.
If Schaubühnes hämnddrama had been taking place in the family, the Sopranos, New Jersey, it stirs the royal Dramatic theatre's ”Hamlet” rather associations to börsmäkleri in the area of Stureplan. The men all wear suits in different shades of gray. I imagine usurpatorn Claudius as the firm's new småkladdige CEO. He has not only taken over the company, but also the former manager's wife. Her son has just come home from studies abroad and are not pleased to have been a stepfather.
to be a trainee in the family business? Also the question can, of course, give rise to intense drama. But at the royal dramatic theatre is a dramatic deficit that cannot be offset by slutscenens-looking flailing.
the Problem is perhaps that the Sofia Jupither in Adam Lundgren has scored a perfect Hamlet. Lundgren is born to the role of nervig, neurotic, hypersensibel and überintellektuell individualist who is trying to survive in a stifling conformist world.
No wonder, then, that Jupither staked everything on their particularly, a bit like a football manager who based his entire tactics on a single star. But the theater is as well as soccer is a team sport. No one makes goal completely on their own. Here is Adam Lundgren too often alone around the penalty area.
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admittedly, with honor, do Polonius to the top, well lubricated comic hinges. Karin Franz Körlofs Ophelia and balances in the performance's most beautiful sequence on the edge of the abyss as a psychotic, Mardie. And Gerhard Hoberstorfers Claudius has some evocative moments when he asks himself the crucial question is whether there can be mercy for the one who continues to enjoy the fruits of his sin.
But in general given too little time and space for the relationships and bonds that form the network that Hamlet is stuck in. The two women in the play, Gertrude and Ophelia, pushed out over the sideline, to the sidelines. It not only makes Hamlet's fury arcane, it is also a waste of two talented actors who Thérèse Brunnander, and Karin Franz Körlof.
the right generous of Ulf Peter Hallberg's dynamic and inventive reinterpretation of the pjästexten. No problem in itself, if the deletions are based on a functional interpretation. But I get the feeling that it is about Hamlet should get the rush from the one canonized textstället to the other, in much the same way as he does sprints in the gigantic dark staircase that forms the play's set design.
He stressed the Hamlet's the time is now, and now is egocentricitetens time. Sofia Jupither said in an interview that she wants to take with the audience to Hamlets inner ”dryer”. An exciting ambition. But the most interesting with another person is rarely what is within her, but it is available in guests ' rooms around her. And it is for the plot of land around the royal Dramatic theatre's Hamlet.
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