Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth|
Two one-act plays by Tom Stoppard - Smart, playful explorations of important social issues and the power of language
(includes the "15-minute Hamlet" plus 2-minute encore)
Director: Francine Davis
Produced by arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
"A blend of comic nonsense and astringent political satire." - Christian Science Monitor
It's Parents' Day at school. After the speeches and prize-giving, the students, who speak a mock language called "Dogg," will present a 15-minute performance of Hamlet (followed by a 2-minute encore!) in the foreign language, English, that they've been studying. But before that, a platform has to be set up. It is to be built out of planks, slabs, blocks, and cubes. A truck driver named Easy, who speaks only English, arrives with the materials and begins to build the platform, with the students helping him/her. Because the Dogg language is comprised of the same words as English, but with entirely different meanings, chaos ensues. Although Easy and the students miscommunicate, because of the structure of the play and the action, the audience understands everything.
Cahoot's Macbeth is about an "underground" performance of Macbeth in an unnamed foreign country. A small troupe of actors that has been deprived of its freedom of speech, gather in a private house to act out this tale. The tyranny and evil of Shakespeare's play are juxtaposed with police harassment as a comical police inspector enters and tries to disrupt the performance and intimidate the actors and audience. Then Easy, the truck driver from Dogg's Hamlet, who's now speaking the Dogg language, turns up to make a delivery. Gradually the actors pick up the language and realize they can't be censored (or arrested) if they perform Macbeth in Dogg.
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Belmont Town Hall Auditorium (View)
455 Concord Avenue
Belmont, MA 02478
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