Double Double Toil and Trouble: Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth
Presented by Whistler in the Dark at BCA Plaza Black Box Theatre
October 27 - November 19, 2011
A Witches’ Brew of Shakespeare Re-mixed in rep with Ionesco's Macbett, produced by imaginary beasts
Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth
by Tom Stoppard
directed by Meg Taintor
Two short plays divided by a comma but united by common themes.
In the first play, three students are setting up for their production of a fifteen-minute Hamlet to be performed in its original language. The catch? These students speak Dogg - a language comprised of English words but with different meanings. But when an English-speaking delivery man arrives with their set components, both languages break down and new ways of communication must be devised. Capped off with a hilarious 15-minute Hamlet, this is Stoppard at his word-playing gleeful best.
In the second play, renegade actors stage a secret performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth that becomes a stark and moving metaphor for resistance in a time of censorship.
Whistler in the Dark is thrilled to present this linguist’s delight - an evening of word-wizardry from the writer of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Arcadia.
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