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Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
From Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, a handful of players perform this timeless classic. Hamlet explores political intrigue and sexual obsession, philosophical reflection (“to be, or not to be…”) and violent action, tragic depth and wild humor. Capturing the youthful and less jaded aspects of Hamlet’s personality rarely seen in more traditional interpretations, in just two and a half hours, this production embraces the theatre of Shakespeare’s day. Actors play multiple characters and live music, infusing the performance with a lively energy. Humorous and boisterous, the Globe Company packs an emotional wallop with their inherent theatricality.
"A slick and engaging production. " -Financial Times
About Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Shakespeare's Globe is a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599 and a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote. Each year the Globe Theatre Company rediscovers the dynamic relationship between the audience and the actor in this unique space. Audiences experience the “wooden O” either sitting in a gallery or standing informally as a groundling in the yard, just as they would have done 400 years ago.
OCT 09 - 21, 2012