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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.Performers Jude Law (Hamlet), Penelope Wilton (Gertrude), Kevin R McNally (Claudius), Ron Cook (Polonius), Matt Ryan (Horatio), Alex Waldmann (Laertes), Peter Eyre (the Ghost of Hamlet's Fathe/Player King), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Ophelia), John MacMillan (Rosencrantz), Gwilym Lee (Guildenstern).
Author Shakespeare. Producer Donmar Warehouse. Director Michael Grandage. Design Christopher Oran. Lighting Neil Austin. Sound Adam Cork.
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