Heute weder Hamlet
Tonight Neither Hamlet, (Heute weder Hamlet in the original German), a play written by Rainer Lewandowski (born 1950 in Hannover, Germany) who won a playwright’s award for the production in 1988. Tonight Neither Hamlet is an eccentric look at what happens behind the theatre curtain, as told by one of the theatre’s forgotten characters, the curtain puller. Ingo Sassmann is a frustrated actor-turned-curtain puller. Finding himself unexpectedly forestage when a performance of Hamlet is cancelled, the limelight proves irresistible as he reveals to his captive audience the world beyond the curtain, and shares with them some reminiscences of parts played and dreams dashed.
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Performance history in South Africa
KKNK Programme, 1998.
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