hamletmaschine: summary

Premiere: 9 October 2009, Neue Studiobühne of the Max Reinhardt Seminar
Duration: approx. 50 minutes


In her staging of Hamletmaschine by Heiner Müller, Hölbling translates Müller’s text into bodies and gets them to move. The text itself remains untouched ; it speaks for itself.

Hölbling’s Hamletmaschine is a staged audio play, a text installation of more or less moving bodies. A staging of the brain waves and brain nerves with the narrative structure of dreams, in which specific connections are annulled, without transitions – independent of linear interpretations.
It is about getting an image machine moving – a theatre in the head.

Simon Hajós