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Hamlet (Performed by Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre)
Wed, May 1, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Literature Department at
Parkway Central Library
Tickets: $15.00 Click here to purchase tickets!
Enjoy a 90-minute adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, presented by Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s professional actors and directed by Artistic/Executive Director, Carmen Khan. This is a fresh and muscular production with a new sound score and an exciting visual palette that reveals the journey of the most famous character in drama. Hamlet is the most studied, most performed, and most adapted of Shakespeare’s plays. There are many explanations for the centuries of popularity, but in the end it comes down to the fact that Shakespeare managed to pack all the ambiguity, complexity, and messiness of real life into a story, without losing the narrative structure and focus a story requires. The play deals in grand, universal themes: coping with loss and betrayal, the need to know the truth, the complexity of human desire, the parent-child relationship — and it examines those themes in human sized form. Hosted in partnership of the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre and The Free Library of Philadelphia, the production will be followed by a post-performance discussion about why Hamlet matters and why we should continue to share the play with younger generations.
The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre designed this 90-minute professional production of Hamlet to tour schools, universities, and community centers. Following a successful school tour run, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre is excited to present Hamlet for one night only at The Free Library of Philadelphia.
Location: Montgomery Auditorium in Parkway Central Library
For more information go to: https://www.phillyshakespeare.org/events/hamlet-2019/