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The legendary Royal Shakespeare Company returns to the Kennedy Center for the first time since 2007 with the Bard's searing tragedy of murder and revenge.

A student is called home from university to find his life turned upside down. He had the world at his feet, but now everything has changed. Who can be trusted; who can be believed? Sent by the ghost of his father to avenge his father's brutal death, Hamlet's mission to expose the truth is a perilous journey of madness, murder, and lost love. What will ultimately become of a young man sent to kill? This production's 2016 world premiere in Shakespeare's home of Stratford-upon-Avon, featuring rising star Paapa Essiedu in the title role and directed by Simon Godwin, won raves for both Godwin's vision of Hamlet's Denmark as a state in West Africa and Essiedu's revelatory portrayal.

Show Details

  • Running Time:3hr (0 intermissions)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

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