It’s because 9 out of 10 times we choose the cinema over theatre.
It’s because we keep on hoping for that tenth time.
It’s because we love Shakespeare. It’s because we can’t stand Shakespeare.
It’s because father said: hurry up slowly.
It’s because we dream of something at the end.
It’s out of sheer curiosity, whether it could be done.
It’s because we suddenly became convinced that it just might.
It’s because we enjoy the surface.
It’s because of the combination of plenty and enthusiasm.
It’s as theatre as it gets.
It’s light. Fewer calories for an ever better taste.
In order to enjoy theatre, shouldn’t we forget it? Forget that we’re inside a theatre, forget how it works? How about if we just forgot the whole idea of a production and simply focused on how to advertise it? If Instead of the play the audience saw the creation of a play’s trailer? What would remain? What would the new scale of possibilities be?
Vvoitek Ziemilski’s “Hamlet Light” was one of the three awarded proposals at the three awarded proposals at the Young Artists project that took place in 2006, with the sponsorship of several national organizations. The Project’s purpose was to recognize the situation of the young national artists allowing the 3 awarded projects to be produced and presented before live audiences. After being presented in Espaço do Tempo, in Montemor-o-Novo, O CENTA, in Vila Velha de Rodão, and in CAPA, in Faro, Hamlet Light finally has his absolute première in Teatro das Figuras. The Teatro Municipal de Faro apart from being one of the organizations involved in the Project Young Artists has also integrated the Critical Observatory responsible for the selection of the 3 awarded projects.