Costumes for a play by The Wooster Group at The Performing Garage and The Public Theater, New York, São Paulo, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Berlin, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Santiago and others (2007)

An archaeological excursion into America’s cultural past, The Wooster Group’s highly experimental, multimedia incarnation of Hamlet channels the ghost of Richard Burton’s legendary 1964 Broadway performance. The idea that the Burton production brought a live theater experience to thousands of simultaneous viewers in different cities was trumpeted as a new form called “Theatrofilm.” The Wooster Group attempts to reverse the process, reconstructing a hypothetical theater piece from the fragmentary evidence of the edited film. Claudia Hill’s costumes for the production play with this concept of fragmentation. She develops details that hint at the characters attributes, based on Burton’s original production.

HamletScott Shepherd
Claudius/Marcellus/Ghost/GravediggerAri Fliakos
Gertrude/OpheliaKate Valk
PoloniusGreg Mehrten
Horatio/Rosencrantz/Guildenstern/Player QueenDaniel Pettrow
Laertes/Rosencrantz/Guildenstern/Player KingCasey Spooner
Bernardo/VoltemandAlessandro Magania
DirectorElizabeth LeCompte
SetRuud van den Akker
LightingJennifer Tipton
SoundMatt Schloss
Omar Zubair
Bobby McElver
VideoAndrew Schneider
Aron Deyo
Assistant to the Director/Stage ManagerTeresa Hartmann
Production ManagerJim Dawson
Technical DirectorAron Deyo
Master ElectricianKent Barrett
Associate DirectorKate Valk
ProducerCynthia Hedstrom
General & Company ManagerSandra Garner
Development & MarketingJamie Poskin
ArchivistClay Hapaz
Video BlogZbigniew Bzymek
CostumesClaudia Hill
Fight CoachFelix Ivanov
Additional MusicWarren Fischer

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