Song of the Goat

– 2017 –
Character: Polonius / Chorus
Instrument: African Kora
Devised, premiered and toured

photo D. Linkowski

The show is based on the polyphonic song structure. Fourteen actors interpret the characters, events and emotions through sounds. “Hamlet – a commentary” is a theatre experiment.  The text is given a melody. It is not presented in a traditional narration but as musical harmonies. The words and music reflect the characters’ and family’s inner structures.

The show takes place two months before the proper play’s plot – on the night when the old king was murdered. The night turns into a Shakespearian vigil, similar to pagan festivals in honour of the spirits of the dead.  On the stage there are some characters who were featured in Shakespeare’s play and some who were not.

Director: Grzegorz Bral
Music: Jean- Claude Acquaviva, Maciej Rychły