HAMLET DE WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
In a rusty smith -metaphor of a dysfunctional Elsinor or the metastasis of a nation-, all characters play their original roles assigned by the Bard, but rarefied by a language that betrays their actions. It would seem that saying achieves more than doing. Argentina’s history leaks all over the Elizabethan drama. The tragedy of generations massacred by paternal mandate disguises itself under epochal costumes, while at the same time it strips off. In its nakedness, the Malvinas emerge as the English islands to which Hamlet is sent to be killed by a cheap whiskey smelling drunken father, while the people acclaims him. Which king is worse, Hamet I or Claudius? The staging of Luis Cano’s text deals with one of the many aspects of Shakespearean poetics: theater within theater, or the world as stage (totus mundus agit histrionem) as the strategy to unmask the king, the actual boss -the audience-, in order to question their taste, their convictions and judgments about theater itself.