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Hamlet

William Shakespeare

The searing tragedy of young student Hamlet, tormented by his father’s death and confronting each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world

Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead.

Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice. Submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality.

Simon Godwin (The Two Gentlemen of Verona 2014) directed Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeare's searing tragedy.

Hamlet played in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon until throughout summer 2016. It was also screened around the world as part of our Live From Stratford-upon-Avon series. 

Hamlet Digital Programme

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