Hamlet, mise-en-scène

Hamlet, mise-en-scène

EXTRA TROUBLE—Jack Smith in Frankfurt

Edited by Sophie von Olfers and Mark von Schlegell

Distributed for Sternberg Press




The publication brings together extensive material from Hamlet, mise-en-scène presented at Portikus, along with recently restored as well as never-published stills, drawings, and writings by American filmmaker and artist Jack Smith, related to his film Hamlet in the Rented World (A Fragment) (1970–73).

Hamlet, mise-en-scène, directed by Mark von Schlegell, was an adaptation that retold Shakespeare's most abused tragedy while channeling the ghost of Jack Smith. The two-night rendition of Hamlet was performed by members of Städelschule's Pure Fiction seminar, presented here alongside a rare selection of works by Smith, both from private collections and from the Jack Smith Archive.

ContributorsSylvère Lotringer, Birte Löschenkohl, Sophie von Olfers, Laura Preston, Juliane Rebentisch, Mark von Schlegell, et al.


$27.00 T ISBN: 9783956790676 288 pp. | 8.5 in x 11 in 200 color illus.

Not for sale in Europe or the UK.


Sophie von Olfers

Mark von Schlegell

Mark von Schlegell's stories and essays appear regularly in underground newspapers, zines, art books, and amateurist periodicals the world over. Venusia, his first novel, was honor-listed for the 2007 James M. Tiptree Jr. Prize in science fiction.