Written between 1599 and 1601. The play, set in Denmark, recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father, the King, and then taken the throne and married Gertrude, Hamlet's mother. The play vividly charts the course of real and feigned madness - from overwhelming grief to seething rage - and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption. The Bridge ProjectPerformers Stephen Dillane (Hamlet).
Author Shakespeare. Producer Old Vic. Producer Brooklyn Academy of Music. Producer Neal Street Productions. Director Sam Mendes. Design Scott Pask. Lighting Paul Pyant. Sound Paul Arditti.