HAMLET BLU-RAY and DVD

In The Wooster Group’s HAMLET, Shakespeare’s classic tragedy is re-imagined by mixing and repurposing Richard Burton’s 1964 Broadway production, directed by John Gielgud. The Burton production was recorded in live performance from 17 camera angles and edited into a film that was shown as a special event for only two days in nearly 1,000 movie houses across the U.S. The idea of bringing a live theater experience to thousands of simultaneous viewers in different cities was trumpeted as a new form called “Theatrofilm,” made possible through “the miracle of Electronovision.” The Wooster Group attempts to reverse the process, reconstructing a hypothetical theater piece from the fragmentary evidence of the edited film.

We channel the ghost of the legendary 1964 performance, descending into a kind of madness, intentionally replacing our own spirit with the spirit of another. more »

Institutional Price: $250.00 (includes both Blu-ray and DVD versions)

HAMLET DVD

Special Deals on Five More Wooster Group DVDs

Pick any two of our other five DVDs and save up to $200. (After you buy, we’ll email you to see which two DVDs you'd like us to send.) Or save $650 by purchasing the set of all five: HOUSE/LIGHTS, THE EMPEROR JONES, BRACE UP!, TO YOU, THE BIRDIE, and RUMSTICK ROAD!
RUMSTICK ROAD DVDTHE EMPEROR JONES DVDHOUSE/LIGHTS DVDBRACE UP! DVDTO YOU, THE BIRDIE! (Phèdre) DVD


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RUMSTICK ROAD DVD

The Wooster Group’s 1977 production RUMSTICK ROAD has been recognized by critics and scholars as a landmark work that helped usher in a new era of experimental performance. Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte and originally conceived as a response to the suicide of Spalding Gray's mother, RUMSTICK ROAD combines Gray’s personal recorded conversations, family letters, the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, 35mm slides, music, and dance . . .more »

Institutional Price: $400.00

RUMSTICK ROAD DVD

TO YOU, THE BIRDIE (Phèdre) DVD

Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, TO YOU, THE BIRDIE! (Phèdre) is The Wooster Group's OBIE-winning production of Paul Schmidt's version of Racine's Phèdre, re-set in a mobile modernist landscape of sliding plexiglass panels, omnipresent monitors, and hidden cameras. This disc presents the recording with magnified... more »

Institutional Price: $400.00

TO YOU, THE BIRDIE! (Phèdre)

BRACE UP! DVD

This disc presents The Wooster Group's production of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, translated by Paul Schmidt and directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, with performances from Kate Valk, Peyton Smith, Scott Shepherd, Ari Fliakos, Anna Köhler, Beatrice Roth, Ron Vawter, and Willem Dafoe. more »

Institutional Price: $400.00

BRACE UP! DVD

THE EMPEROR JONES DVD

Created from The Wooster Group's production of THE EMPEROR JONES by Eugene O’Neill and directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, this video re-conception by Christopher Kondek and LeCompte features performances by the OBIE-winning Kate Valk as the Emperor Jones, and Willem Dafoe, with original music by David Linton. more »

Institutional Price: $350.00

THE EMPEROR JONES DVD


HOUSE/LIGHTS DVD [remastered]

HOUSE/LIGHTS, directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, is The Wooster Group’s 1999 OBIE-winning collision of Gertrude Stein's Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights with Joseph Mawra's B-movie classic, Olga’s House of Shame. This remastered edition allows you to flip easily between three synchronous views of the performance. more »

Institutional Price: $350.00

HOUSE/LIGHTS DVD
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