As Hamlet – played by Michelle Terry, launching into her second production at the helm of Shakespeare’s Globe by casting herself as the Dane – first appeared on stage, I was prepared to be moved. It was as if he had bottled up all the guilt and remorse of Denmark and laid it bare. Unfortunately, that was as compelling as this production got as we embarked on a relatively tame production.
Hamlet - Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Learning of his father’s death, Prince Hamlet comes home to find his uncle married to his mother and installed on the Danish throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge his ‘foul and most unnatural murder.’
Encompassing political intrigue and sexual obsession, philosophical reflection and violent action, tragic depth and wild humour, Hamlet is a colossus in the story of the English language and the fullest expression of Shakespeare’s genius.
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