Hamlet
Arash Dadgar

Arash Dadgar

Designer & Director
Shahram Ahmadzadeh

Shahram Ahmadzadeh

Playwright

(a free adaptation of William Shakespeare`s eternal
"Hamlet” )

Mohammadreza Aliakbari

Mohammadreza Aliakbari

Guildenstern

Iranshahr Theater & Piccolo Teatro

Ammar Ashoori

Ammar Ashoori

Rosencrantz
Hesam Manzour

Hesam Manzour

Claudius
Amin Tabatabai

Amin Tabatabai

Hamlet
Mehran Emambakhsh

Mehran Emambakhsh

The Gravedigger
Arash Dadgar

Arash Dadgar

Polonius

Gdansk Shekaspear Festivall

Khosrow Shahraz

Khosrow Shahraz

Polonius

Iranshahr Theater & Piccolo Teatro

Shabnam Farshadjoo

Shabnam Farshadjoo

Gertrude
Behrooz kazemi

Behrooz kazemi

Ghost of Hamlet`s father
Alireza Ara

Alireza Ara

Guildenstern

city theatre of tehran

Vahid Rad

Vahid Rad

Laertes

Iranshahr Theater

Amir rajabi

Amir rajabi

Laertes

Piccolo Teatro & Gdansk Shekaspear Festivall & city theatre of tehran

Mona Farjad

Mona Farjad

Ophelia

city theatre of tehran

Sanaz najafi

Sanaz najafi

Ophelia

Iranshahr Theater & Piccolo Teatro & Gdansk Shekaspear Festivall

Pantea Panahiha

Pantea Panahiha

Polonius

city theatre of tehran

Mehrab Rostami , Rasoul Makvandi, Namira Hafizi,Afshin Safari

Design Crew :

Stage Designer: Arash Dadgar
Costume Designer: Elham sha`bani
Make up Designer: Sara Eskandari
Graphic (Poster and Brochure) Designer:Amir Rajabi, Narges safari
Composer: Ashkan faramarzi

Direction Crew :

First Assistant Director and Coordinator: Mehrab Rostami ( 2014 ) , Reza Ghaziani ( 2017 )
Second Assistant Director and Exective Manager: marzieh Barzi
Production Manager: Ahmad Rashidi
Script Supervisor: Faezeh Daemi
Stage Manager: Ali Ziaee
Photographer: Reza Ghaziani , Siyamak Zomorodi
Video Documentor: Hamed Moghaddasi
Publicity and Media Affairs: Zahra Shayanfar
Translator and Website Manager : Saaied Ghodousi Nejad

To My Son,
Who faithfully gave up his right of being near his father,
So that Hamlet could be on stage.

For me, Shakespeare is like a scripture. I always can enter Alice’s wonderland by referring to it. Shakespeare is a comprehensive set of universal notions, which has allowed him to outline a world in which human beings are quite contradictory. That’s amazing, unknown, and dramatic to me. A potential quality behind the human issues which can be the essence of a modern play with a modern approach. Shakespeare is my contemporary writer in Iran!

In my experiences, I’ve never wanted to perform Shakespeare’s tragedies in European culture and tradition; which is silly and will be a shabby copy of its ultimate purpose. A performance of a Shakespeare’s play is challenging the observer around what he knows and what he doesn’t; from issues of human relations to new findings on the observer’s status quo
about his surrounding phenomena.
“Hamlet” which is the latest product of Quantum Theater Group, is the result of a 4-year writing process, and has changed several times during 5 months of rehearsal.

I chose Hamlet to answer numerous unsolved questions I had in mind since my academic educations: Is Hamlet insane? Is Hamlet really in love with Ophelia? Why Polonius and Laertes don’t want Ophelia to be with Hamlet? Have her feelings for Claudius made Gertrude betray Hamlet the father? Is the Ghost of Hamlet’s father real to Hamlet, or it’s just Hamlet’s illusion? Has Claudius killed Hamlet the father in crave for the power or to get to Gertrude? , And many other questions. What I found was just like collision of electrons. Electrons collide with each other and result in a sought or unsought reaction. This means change. Assuming the change, every rigid and solid thing will break and change into smoke. If the troupe of touring players didn’t come to Elsinore, There wouldn’t be any play. If Polonius wasn’t spying hidden in Gertrude’s bedchamber, there wouldn’t be any murder. If the ghost didn’t collide with Hamlet,
the story of the murder wouldn’t be recounted; and maybe if Claudius didn’t marry Gertrude Hamlet wouldn’t have any problem with his uncle.
In this play, everything is in the state of uncertainty to the last moment. Our outline of Hamlet is as follows: Some people who stand in each other’s path of life, and their path changes.

Hamlet (Arash Dadgar),Tehran, City Theater,Main Hall, 2017

Hamlet (Arash Dadgar).Poland,Gdansk,Shekaspear Festivall,2016

Hamlet (Arash Dadgar),Italy-Milan, Piccolo Teatro, 2014

Hamlet (Arash Dadgar),Tehran, Iranshahr Theater, 2014