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"Hamlet" - with a difference

Alexis Kanner descends rope in Charles Marowitz Peter Brook Hamlet Berlin RSC

Alexis Kanner as the new style "Hamlet" (left) talks over the role with Innokenty Smoktunovsky the Russian film star who stars in the Soviet film of 'Hamlet' - and who is in London for the film now at the Academy Cinema.

A rehearsal took place this afternoon at "The Adam's Arm" - Fitzroy Square of the new style "Hamlet" - by an English Company - and which is to be performed in Germany. The title role "Hamlet" is being played by ALEXIS KANNER - who is made up with a white clown face. The play will run for only one hour - instead of the usual four or so hours for the normal production. Many roles have disappeared - and many lines have changed characters. The performance will be in the Festival of the Experimental Theatre at the Academie des Kunst on Jan 20th - when it will be televised from West Berlin.

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