FIRED BY HAMLET
Concept and directed by Michael Moritz
in Cooperation with Theatre Garage Project and Goethe-Institut, Delhi
About the play:
Theatre Garage Project presented Fired by Hamlet, a production by Michael Moritz, at the British Council, Delhi on 17, 18 & 20 December. It was supported by the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi.
A company of travelling actors find themselves in crises. They find themselves at a lose end; they’re out of shows and have no money left. So, they decide to try their luck in Helsingor. Prince Hamlet of Denmark they hear is looking for just such a company.
They are excited and nervous. What does Helsingor hold for this motley crew? As the play unfolds, we find them struggling for food and fame. They share with us their aspirations, ambitions, hopes and fears.
Will Prince Hamlet hire them to play permanently at court? Will all their secret prayers be answered? Or are there other, more interesting surprises in store for them?
Fired by Hamlet is rooted in Commedia del Arte and Shakespeare. The parts are all the stock characters of that genre. The play has been built through a series of commedia and physical theatre improvisations.
Language: English, Hindi, Gibberish
Genre: Physical Comedy