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There is probably no other text for the theatre that’s been written and argued about more than Hamlet. The tragedy of a prince that just wanted to take a quick break in his semester abroad for his father’s funeral – but ended up in a vortex of violence, corruption and deception, and became a murderer – focuses on religion, death, philosophy, guilt, in short, on »to be, or not to be«.

Hamlet Foto: Esra Rotthoff

So it’s a size too big for the little Gorki, right? Christian Weise presents the Container version of Hamlet as a play about a lopsided reunited Germany, the comedic B-side of overwhelmingly vast material that, in the end, is perhaps simply the story of two unequal families that live together but cannot come together.

(With English surtitles)
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By William Shakespeare
Participating artists
Mazen Aljubbeh
Tim Freudensprung
Kenda Hmeidan
Svenja Liesau
Oscar Olivo
Falilou Seck
Catherine Stoyan
Norbert Stöß
Aram Tafreshian
Daniel Warland
Christian Weise
Paula Wellmann
Jens Dohle
Jesse Jonas Kracht
Jens Krüger
Ludwig Haugk
Maxim Gorki Theater
Maxim Gorki Theater