Christian Camargo (Hamlet) with Jennifer Ikeda (Ophelia) in Hamlet. Photo by Gerry Goodstein.
Theatre for a New Audience√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s 2008-2009 Winter√¢‚Ç¨‚ÄúSpring season continues with Hamlet at The Duke on 42nd Street, with previews beginning March 19 and performances running through April 12.
Shakespeare was a great artistic explorer.√Ç¬†Peter Brook, one of the world√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s greatest directors, said, √¢‚Ç¨≈ìShakespeare has never been a dead author. At every epoch, in every culture, he is alive, like an ocean in which every drop is endlessly on the move √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú he can never be caught in a net. There can never be a definitive interpretation of his characters, nor of his staging. All must be constantly re-examined.√¢‚Ç¨¬ù√Ç¬†In fact, every four hours a new production of Hamlet begins rehearsals somewhere around the world.Hamlet is, of course, a story of a brilliant and darkly humorous young prince deeply unsettled about his future. David Esbjornson√Ç¬†(Hamlet√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s director), Christian Camargo√Ç¬†(who plays Hamlet), and the entire company have set out to uncover what Hamlet means for us now.√Ç¬†In a recent profile in The New York Times, Matthew Gurewitsch reflected on Mr. Camargo√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s recent theatre, television, and film roles, and declared that the actor has been √¢‚Ç¨≈ìpolishing the facets of a potentially hypnotic Hamlet for quite some time.√¢‚Ç¨¬ù
Tickets are on sale now; please visit www.tfana.org or call the√Ç¬†box office at√Ç¬†The Duke on 42nd Street at (646) 223-3010.