Hamlet. Photo by © Masiar Pasquali.


Piccolo Teatro
Largo Antonio Greppi 1, 20121 Milano MI


01 - 30 Oct 2022




Ten actors of different ages, background and origin, a translation by Federico Bellini that expresses all of the nuances of the original, a set that forms an integral part of the dramaturgy; winner of the 2021 Ubu Award for best play, Antonio Latella’s Hamlet, now in its second season at the Piccolo, is a total-theatre experience; bolstered by the fascinating space of the Teatro Studio Melato, it accompanies the audience on a journey to explore the words of Shakespeare and its most hidden aspects.

“Directing Hamlet means facing up to the work of “failure”. When working on it, one is aware of not possessing it entirely”. It is a “study” piece, allowing one to examine themselves and their own work. Hamlet is completely different at every stage in life”. Winner of the Ubu 2021 award for best actress under the age of 35, Federica Rosellini is a performer that – Latella continues – “has the artistic gift of ambiguity and doubt. For me, the Hamlet of the 21st century goes beyond sexuality, beyond the distinction between woman and man, moving to an alternative condition: in the classics, the words have no genitals, they are of such a higher level as to make a difference. What makes this production special is the suggestion to the audience to try not only to watch, but also to listen, together, to every single word in the text”.