About: For the finale of the Greenville Shakespeare Festival's 2003 season, I directed a highly unusual version of Hamlet. Intercut scenes explored ideas of simultaneity and observation, while insertions of text from John Dryden's translation of Virgil's Aeneid emphasized parallels between Aeneas's loss of a father and Hamlet's, Ophelia's, and Laertes'. The players took a central role in this Hamlet, orchestrating events onstage to create a parable about the impact of fathers, filial duty, and the price of (in)action.
Project Type: Directing
Produced by: Greenville Shakespeare Festival, Greenville NH