Ingrid Hu


David MacK. Murray Studio, Dalhousie University, Canada

By Shakespeare

Directed by Jure Gantar


February, 2003.

A modernised version of Troilus and Cressida set against World War I. The surreal atmosphere is inspired by Derek Jarman’s films as well as war poems of the time. The audience sit along two long sides of the studio theatre space, watching the show through two opposite perspectives. A layer of ‘cloud’ delineates mortals and immortals, blurring the boundary at times through a series of transformations – from Helen of Troy’s wedding gown to Greek and Trojan camps – made possible by 16 pulley points above operated by the crew.