The Wooster Group’s ‘Hamlet’ with Richard Burton: Today’s quarantine must-watch

The Wooster Group's "Hamlet"
Scott Shepherd, next to a projected image of Richard Burton, in the Wooster Group’s “Hamlet.”
(Paula Court)

The play’s the thing in the Wooster Group’s “Hamlet.”

The New York-based experimental theater company’s multimedia-enhanced 2007 deconstruction of Shakespeare’s tragedy — built on the bones of a 1964 filmed performance of same starring Richard Burton as the melancholy Dane — is among the productions that will be available to stream for free through May 15 on the company’s website,

There are other ways to engage with a little culture during your coronavirus quarantine. We’ll keep sharing picks for streaming concerts, online musicals, virtual art exhibitions and more. Here’s Monday’s list, all times Pacific.

“Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)”
Soprano Renée Fleming, mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli and Bryn Terfel star in the Metropolitan Opera’s 1998 staging of Mozart’s romantic romp, sung in Italian with English subtitles; James Levine conducts. Available 4:30 p.m. Monday to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Free.


“Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures”
New York’s Museum of Modern Art offers an online version of this new exhibition celebrating the documentary photographer known for her images of everyday people during the Great Depression. Available anytime. Free.

Long Beach Opera
The company launches a new daily live show featuring performances, artist interviews and more. First up: soprano Catalina Cuervo, who had been slated to sing the lead role in the now-canceled production of “Frida” this June. 4 p.m. Monday. Free. Live on; archived afterward at

Works & Process Virtual Commissions
This series from the Guggenheim Museum in New York includes a new work that pairs dancer-choreographer Caleb Teicher with banjo player Nora Brown. 4:30 p.m. Monday. Free., and on Instagram @worksandprocess


“Crying on Television”
Live reading, using the Zoom teleconferencing app, of R. Eric Thomas’ platonic rom-com; with Charlie Barnett (“Tales of the City”) and Midori Francis (“Ocean’s 8”). 4 p.m. Monday. $5-$50, with proceeds going to benefit Nashville Repertory Theatre and SAG-AFTRA Foundation.

This new online portal from the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach offers a virtual tour of the museum’s permanent collection plus highlights from recent exhibitions, including “Arte, Mujer y Memoria: Arpilleras From Chile.” Available anytime. Free.

“The Domestics”
Live reading of Shayne Eastin’s new sendup of gender roles and societal norms in midcentury America; with Dasha Kittredge, Lena Valentine and others; a Q&A follows. 8 p.m. Monday.

Each day’s recommendations are indexed in the same place where our regular event listings (sigh) used to post.