A raw and rock-solid work written in red ink. Heiner Müller casts an infrared gaze on the memory of his century, on the liver, kidneys and diseased brain of a contemporary Hamlet.
Máquina Hamlet is a state of being in East Germany before the fall of the Wall, a state of man in the world after Stalin, Lenin and Mao. El Periférico de Objetos, with its troupe of actors and manipulators of objects, dolls and mannequins, disturbs the senses, slipping into Hamlet’s dark genius and Ophelia’s madness. It is a sort of theatrical conspiracy, a low Mass, a dance of death on the aberrations of history. Müller would feel right at home in this guerrilla theatre, this fragmented, collusive poetry that dilates the pores of consciousness.
BY HEINER MÜLLER
TRANSLATION BY GABRIELA MASSUH DIETER WELKE
DIRECTED BY DANIEL VERONESE, EMILIO GARCIA, WEHBI AND ANA ALVARADO
CREATED BY EL PERIFÉRICO DE OBJETOS
COPRODUCTION TEATRO MUNICIPAL GENERAL SAN MARTIN WITH THE SUPPORT OF INSTITUT GOETHE OF BUENOS AIRES