Date: Sunday 11 August 2013
Location: The Dell, Stratford-upon-Avon
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins
Cost: Free of charge, just turn up
Hamlet is a revenge tragedy with bereavement at its core. It combines profound speculation about the nature of human existence with an exploration of family loyalty, love, hypocrisy, madness, identity, the supernatural, politics and theatre itself.
Shakespeare wrote Hamlet in the middle of his career, at the height of his creative powers. Both the comic and the profane are interwoven with celebrated poetry and fast-moving action.
The 2013 York Shakespeare Project production of Hamlet is set in the present day and aims to provide a clear, emotional and memorable theatrical experience.
About York Shakespeare Project
Set up in 2001 by a group of enthusiasts who'd been involved in the York Millenium Mystery Plays, the Project's goal is to produce the complete plays of William Shakespeare in York over 20 years in roughly chronological order.
They employ exciting directors to lead each new production so each play is a new adventure for the company. Auditions are always open to all. The actors are unpaid.
2013 is the third visit to The Dell under the RSC's Open Stages banner. In 2011, they performed Much Ado About Nothing and in 2012, The Merry Wives of Windsor (pictured).
Hamlet is the Project's twentieth major production and 23rd play. When they appear at The Dell this summer, their performance will follow a run of 15 performances at St Martin-cum-Gregory, a deconsecrated medieval church in Micklegate, York.
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Photo shows The Merry Wives of Windsor © York Shakespeare Project