One of the most outstanding contemporary theatre directors in Latvia, Viesturs Kairišs, has staged the legendary play, drawing clear parallels with what is happening in the world today.
The venue is a country, where they still poison political opponents; where a mediocre person can become king. A country that puts everything in quotation marks and does not call things by their proper names. Maybe, such a country does not exist at all? Hamlet tries to discover the truth beneath the facade of lies, hypocrisy and rottenness. But he can never know, when and where a poison will be applied next...
Performance is in Russian language with surtitles in Latvian and English.
Director – Viesturs Kairišs.
Author – William Shakespeare.
Photo – Inese Kalniņa.