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Oct 09 - 21, 2012


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.


Cast

Huey Calhoun Adam Pascal
Felicia Farrell Montego Glover
Gator Derrick Baskin
Delray Jones J. Bernard Calloway
Bobby James Monroe Iglehart
Gladys Calhoun Nancy Opel
Mr. Simmons John Jellison


Creative

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst
Series Legend
Ages 12+
Running Time 2 hours and 30 minutes plus one intermission

Info

  • Location: Emerson/Paramount Center Mainstage
  • Written by: William Shakespeare
  • Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst
  • Starring: Michael Benz
  • Series: Legend and Family
  • Ages: 12+
  • Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes plus one intermission