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. RSC/CAPITAL International Playwright in Residence Tarell Alvin McCraney directs a new version of Hamlet. Edited by Tarell and Bijan Sheibani specifically for younger audiences, the production follows the success of Young People's Shakespeare The Comedy of Errors in 2009.Performers Dyfan Dwyfor (Laertes/Marcellus/Rosencrantz), Gruffudd Glyn (Barnardo/Guildenstern/Osric), Debbie Korley (Ophelia/Pirate), Dharmesh Patel (Hamlet), Peter Peverley (Polonius/1st Sailor/Priest/Pirate), Patrick Romer (Ghost/A Player/Gravedigger/Pirate), David Rubin (Claudius), Simone Saunders (Horatio), Kirsty Woodward (Gertrude).
Author Shakespeare. Company Royal Shakespeare Company. Other Tarell Alvin McCraney (edit). Other Bijan Sheibani (edit). Director Tarell Alvin McCraney. Design Jean Chan. Director Michael Fentiman (associate director). Other Tom Piper (associate designer).