Hamlet

American Theatre of Actors
314 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

After a successful run in May, TOR Best Director award winner James Jennings' tightly-paced production of the entire, uncut text of Hamlet re-opens at the American Theatre of Actors for two weeks starting June 29th. In modern performance, Shakespeare's plays are often cut, and further adapted somehow. While such productions may be excellent, too often they end up losing--first by cutting, then by dressing up--the heart of the play. This show does the opposite, favoring the style of Shakespeare's original productions: It lays bare the drama, with a nearly empty stage and simple costumes letting the focus fall on a play that deserves it.