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  • Posted 10 July 2016

    The Wooster Group in conversation


    The Wooster Group

    A rare opportunity to hear from artistic company The Wooster Group

    Formed in New York in 1975, they have remained ceaselessly inventive in their many approaches to performance – mixing theatre, text, dance and media to often breath taking effect. The Wooster Group presented Brace Up! as part of LIFT in 1993 and have remained in our sights ever since. Their Hamlet (2007/2012) is a phenomenal remix of Shakespeare in which live performers mirror the movements and speech of a filmed 1964 production of the play starring Richard Burton. In this talk three of the key creative forces behind Hamlet, director Elizabeth LeCompte, and performers Scott Shepherd and Kate Valk, discuss their extraordinary and influential approach to theatre making.


    The Wooster Group’s Hamlet is a landmark of contemporary theatre, in the history of Shakespeare performance

    W B Worthen

    Presented in association with The British Library and with the support of the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library.
    Image – Paula Court