Please join us in the Libraries Screening Room on Saturday, September 22, at 6:00 pm for a screening of "Hamlet.”
In The Wooster Group’s HAMLET, Shakespeare’s classic tragedy is re-imagined by mixing and repurposing Richard Burton’s 1964 Broadway production, directed by John Gielgud. The Burton production was recorded in live performance from 17 camera angles and edited into a film that was shown as a special event for only two days in nearly 1,000 movie houses across the U.S. The idea of bringing a live theater experience to thousands of simultaneous viewers in different cities was trumpeted as a new form called “Theatrofilm,” made possible through “the miracle of Electronovision.” The Wooster Group attempts to reverse the process, reconstructing a hypothetical theater piece from the fragmentary evidence of the edited film.
(Dir. Elizabeth LeCompte, 2013, 150 mins, Blu-Ray)
This event is free, but ticketed, and open to the public.
The Screening Room temperature tends to run cool, so please remember to bring a jacket or sweater.
No food or drink is permitted in the Screening Room.