Production 2010 (YPS)

Photo shows Dharmesh Patel as Hamlet in the RSCs 2010 YPS production of Hamlet. Photo by Hugo Glendinning © RSC

Directed by Tarrell Alvin McCraney, this Hamlet was created as a 'Young People's Shakespeare', especially for young people and families, an ideal introduction to Shakespeare for all ages.

The production played on-stage in repertoire with our other shows, and toured to schools in Warwickshire, Newcastle and London.

The play was edited so was just 1 hour 10 minutes long.

Find out more about the production by reading these reviews and articles:

'Gives ownership of Shakespeare to a new generation'
The Times
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'Quick, fiery, lively ... I've rarely seen the myth that schoolchildren find Shakespeare boring so effectively punctured.'
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'A palpable hit... huge fun'
Evening Standard
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'The real stars of the show, bucking the negative stereotypes of our age, proved to be the kids themselves, firing intelligent questions at the cast during the Q&A, rising to their feet to clap out complex iambic rhythms, and volunteering for role-playing exercises'
Daily Telegraph
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How Tarrell Alvin McCraney took Hamlet back to school
Nosheen Iqbal, Guardian, 5 February 2010

Photo by Hugo Glendinning shows Dharmesh Patel as Hamlet in the RSCs 2010 YPS production of Hamlet © RSC

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