Best of Kolkata Campus
Hamletmachine-images of Shakespeare-in-us
at New Creation
New Studio space (near La Piscine)
Friday, February 15th.
at 5:15 p.m.
a play inspired from the Bard..
principal text: heiner muller
additional text: shamshur rehman, joy goswami and Manga shakespeare's version of Hamlet...
direction and design: Parnab Mukherjee
puppet: Partho Majumdar
performers at work....Janardan Ghosh, Gautam Bajoria and Rohit Singh Rana
Boundary: In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, seperating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of the other -Ambrose Bierce
In a fragmented landscape Hamlet searches.....post-cold war Hamlet, post-Nandigram Hamlet, post-Gundewar commission Hamlet...post-Naroda Patiya Hamlet
In a celebrated production of Best of Kolkata Campus-Heiner Muller's slim text undegoes a geographical shift and vacillates between
movements, activist aspiration and dangerous dreams....
A series of photographs. With hands' and legs' as a metaphor. Let's cut to the starting point.
The start of this project was that brilliant line of Muller
I am not Hamlet. This is not my play anymore....
"The violence of waking life disrupts the order of our death. Strange dreams occur, for dreams are licensed as they never were." - Louis Simpson
All photos by Jill Navarre