Hamlet’s fundamental questions are also our questions.
His hesitation is also our hesitation.
Shakespeare’s Hamlet and his inability to act originate Hamlet private: an intimate Hamlet, close to us, which leaves the traditional theatre context and meets one spectator at a time in a café intimacy.
A confidential and unique experience for the spectator who has a chance to analyse his or her own concrete life situation with the help of the Talmeh card system and the performer’s interpretation of them, inspired by Hamlet’s life, contemporary man and abyss of questions.
“The performance was a wonderful experience. I loved its far-reaching and carefully reflected concept, beautiful cards, warm actress. Maybe I was a bad spectator, because I’m not a ditherer. But the interpretation was frighteningly accurate. Really. It started with Poison and ended on the Threshold, this is where I am, in the middle of the storm with one foot in the door. Behind the door is hopefully a more creative and happier me. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to experience this performance, it might really have a notable influence on my life.” – A spectator’s feeback
“The cards talking to me, to my soul. Incredibly sincere, dreamy but real. They have told a story, my story. I was there in those cards and Hamlet’s tragedy occurred, thinking about who I was and who I am now.» Roberto Rinaldi
«Hamlet is here, sitting on this chair, exactly where you are.» A spectator’s feeback
production ScarlattineTeatro, Campsirago Residenza, Gnab Collective | performer Anna Fascendini, Giulietta De Bernardi | script and direction Martina Marti | artistic advice Michele Losi | visual design and photography Erno Raitanen | supported by Kone Foundation, Arts Council of Finland, Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Performance Center Eskus, City of Helsinki Cultural Office
“With Hamlet private by ScarlattineTeatro, meaningful and exciting, relationship is one-to-one, in a public/private space, in a café backroom. Based on the striking script by Martina Marti, shaped by Giulietta Debernardi and Marco Mazza, the compared illustrated card reading originates a sort of self-analysis, nearly a confession, the whole spectator’s privacy.” Mario Bianchi Luoghi Comuni. Tutti a caccia di spettatori ‘attivi’ (Krapp’s Last Post, 18th March 2014)
“A lonely experience, Hamlet private by ScarlattineTeatro, for one spectator only. Sitting on a café table, one is led by card reading based on cards which are elaborated images of Hamlet, not just tarots. Shakespearian characters and events are now a patchwork of your past and possible futures. All springs from a silent question which the spectator asks himself, answers, if come, sediment exactly there, in the space of personal reflection.“