Actor 1: An actor who is playing the Player Queen in a production of Hamlet. This is her first season with this particular Shakespearean theatre company. Her friends are very proud of her.
Actor 2: An actor who is playing Hamlet in a production of Hamlet. This is his thirteenth season with this particular Shakespearean theatre company. Needs to drink a coffee before his opening night performance.
Academic 1: Dr. Martin Gibeaux. Author of several acclaimed books on Postcolonial Adaptations of Medieval and Renaissance literature.
Academic 2: Dr. Anaad Prewal. A professor of Canadian Cultural Studies and an avid theatre-goer.
THE AUDIENCE MEMBERS
Audience Member 1: An audience member and lover of Shakespeare. Has been going to the theatre to see the Bard’s plays since she was a little girl. Claps louder and longer than anyone else at the curtain call.
Audience Member 2: An audience member, with a secret.
The writer, William Shakespeare, author of thirty-eight plays and over one hundred and fifty poems. Has an excellent facility with language, and an inflated sense of self.
THE BOARD MEMBER
A neurosurgeon, about to join the board of a prominent Shakespearean theatre company. Before 2016, had seen three plays in his life. After May 2016, that number grew to twenty-five. He’s going to explain why.
ISABELLA & CLAUDIO
Isabella: An actor in a colour-blind-cast production of Measure for Measure.
Claudio: An actor in a colour-blind-cast production of Measure for Measure.
Expressionist 1: Ein Schauspieler in einer Produktion über Shakespeares Sprache. He is here to serve the text.
Expressionist 2: Ein anderer Schauspieler in einer Produktion über Shakespeares Sprache. She is here to serve the text.
Watch the film to meet these characters and discover their stories.
Photos by Charlie Gallant.
Harveen Sandhu & Charlie Gallant, Done/Undone (2021).
Costume Designer: Jessica Oostergo