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HAMLET

Noise and Beauty. “Hamlet” by Oskaras Koršunovas between the spectacular and a chase of effects

Lillian Bikset

2008-09-11

Transparency, abundance of perspectives and the scenes so beautiful that eyes refuse to forget them. (…)
All roles seem well-thought-out, consistent and logical and, no wonder, the eponymous character is especially interesting. He says his famous soliloquy two times in the show. But, when listening to the first one, much earlier than planned by Shakespeare, it becomes obvious that Hamlet has chosen “not to be”. In order to escape from the destiny he had dreamed of. Prince Hamlet, performed by Darius Meškauskas, is not crazy. He is disillusioned and desperate, but sane. True, his feelings are conflicting, but not his personality. The idealism and, later, disappointment, characteristic of this Hamlet can be experienced by either very young or very naive people. (…)

 

Lillian Bikset. Noise and Beauty. “Hamlet” by Oskaras Koršunovas between the spectacular and a chase of effects. Dagbladet, 2008 09 11