Item #7028 Press Release for Hamlet and the 1001 Psychological Jingoleanisms of Prehistoric Landlordism of Rima-Puu. Jack Smith, Kitchenette del Casino.

Press Release for Hamlet and the 1001 Psychological Jingoleanisms of Prehistoric Landlordism of Rima-Puu

New York: studio X, 1971. Photo mechanical reproduction from typescript. 5 pp. Corner stapled. Holograph annotation on first page reading “From Jack Smith Sept 10 1971” in unknown hand. Item #7028

One of the very few records of Jack Smith’s Hamlet adaptation, which ran in the late summer and early fall of 1971 at the so- called SoHo Theatre, likely Smith’s own apartment. The release presents the philosophy and craft of The Reptilian Action Technique and explains the production’s focus on Landlordism— the central social ill of our time. The press release further serves as a crucial bibliographic document of Smith’s late-60s and early-70s theatrical work, enumerating the cast, staff, and several other Reptilian Theatre productions.

“We do have revolutionary ideas about acting and we are testing them on the world’s most abused play.”.

Price: $750.00