by William Shakespeare
Hamlet’s father has died under mysterious circumstances. His mother has remarried within a few weeks. When Hamlet meets his dead father’s ghost, he learns that his mother’s new husband is his father’s murderer. But can he trust a ghost?
Caught between his hatred of his new step-father and his love for his mother, Hamlet starts to lose his grip on reality. The only people he can truly trust are the Players – a troupe of actors whose art consists of performing scenes that are not real.
White Horse Theatre’s abridgement of this fascinating play focuses on the character of Hamlet, and on the uncanny modernity of ist story of a young man, disorientated and sensitive, struggling to find meaning in a world where all is sham and deception.
Photos of 'Hamlet'
Extract from the script 'Hamlet'
|To be, or not to be that is the question;
Wether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune;
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them? To die, to sleep –
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heartaches and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to. 'Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished...