For Hamletmachine, Wilson first worked with students at New York University, and later–in the original German version–with theater students in Hamburg, produced by the Thalia Theater. In 2017, the production was revived in an Italian version with acting students from the Theater Academy “Silvio d’Amico” in Rome. Heiner Müller himself called Wilson’s production “the best production ever” of this work, praising it for its lightness and absence of interpretive staging.

English version premiered on May 7, 1986 at New York University, New York, New York
German (original) version premiered on October 4, 1986 at the Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Italian version premiered on July 7, 2017 at the Teatro San Nicolò, Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoleto, Italy


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