What will happen if one of the most paradoxical and unpredictable directors decides to stage the main play of the mankind, and gives the first role to the
What will happen if one of the most paradoxical and unpredictable directors decides to stage the main play of the mankind, and gives the first role to the star of Russian cinema?
Even knowing all the introductory notes about Lev Dodin’s play “Hamlet” with Danila Kozlovsky in the title role, you will not be able to answer the question of how this performance turned out until you see it with your own eyes. Dodin writes his own version of this play, having studied in detail other sources about Shakespeare’s hero.
The cornerstone is the traditional spectators’ view of the story of the Prince of Denmark – we are so used to considering him a victim that we seem to have completely ignored the fact that Hamlet’s hands are no less bloody than everyone else, and the thirst for power is perhaps even stronger. Dodin staged one of the most uncompromising performances and one of the most important in the history of this play.