The play-within-the-film-within-the-play's the thing: re-transmitting analogue bodies in the Wooster Group's Hamlet

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Abstract

The Wooster Group's 2007 production of Hamlet ghosts not only the history of Hamlet and the many Hamlets that have come before, but also places it on stage alongside, interacting with, and re-transmitting the Richard Burton film of his 1964 Broadway production, which acts as a form of analogous ‘master’ text. This essay argues that this production foregrounds the place of the analogue and of theatre in a digital world, placing the Wooster Group bodies on stage as conduits for historical, lost and remembered bodies.

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