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Song of the Goat Theater


Character: Gertrude

Devised, premiered and toured.

The performance takes place two months before the original play's plot – on the night when the old king was murdered. The night turns into a Shakespearian vigil, similar to pagan festivals in honour of the spirits of the dead. On the stage there are some characters who were featured in Shakespeare's play and some who were not.

We look at what goes on in the characters' heads and conjecture about what led to the tragedy. On the surface of the relations, nothing seems to be going on while painful secrets awaken in the characters. It's a drama about energy which demands to be revealed and Hamlet is its medium.

The show is based on the polyphonic song structure. Fourteen actors interpret the characters, events and emotions through sounds. "Hamlet – a commentary" is a theatre experiment.  The text is given a melody. It is not presented in a traditional narration but as musical harmonies. The words and music reflect the characters' and family's inner structures.

Director: Grzegorz Bral
Music: Jean- Claude Acquaviva, Maciej Rychły
Dramatist: Alicja Bral
Costumes: Alicja Gruca
Stage Design: Robert Florczak
Conductor: Lilianna Krych
Choir preparation: Kelvin Chan

Lighting: Wojciech Maniewski


photo Mateusz Bral


photo Mateusz Bral

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