HAMLET IN LIMBO: GRIEF & TIME IN THEATRE
5 sessions: Oct 11 – Oct 18 – Nov 25 – Nov 26 – Nov 27, 2022
An exploratory workshop series conducted with Ultim’acto, the theatrical arm of the psychologists at U.Lisboa, aimed at exploring correlations between temporal perceptions and emotion, specifically the emotion of grief and the sensation of loss and how they impinge on the flow of time. Shakespeare acknowledges this connection in Hamlet’s underrated phrase, ‘The time is out of joint.’
The sensations flowing from a breakdown in the continuity of events because of sudden grief, and how these sensations crop up in the Bard’s wordplay, are explored through intensely physical workshop exercises that open up the participants to an embodiment of Hamlet’s verse through interactions with objects, and by exploring how the flow of time is parsed through the pace of verbalisation in the versification schemes of the play.
Facilitated by Suresh Nampuri