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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 Rory Kinnear (Hamlet), Clare Higgins (Gertrude), David Calder (Polonius), Patrick Malahide (Claudius), Ruth Negga (Ophelia), James Laurenson (Ghost/Player King), Matthew Barker, Jake Fairbrother, Ferdinand Kingsley, Alex Lanipekun, James Pearse, Saskia Portway, Victor Power, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Nick Sampson, Michael Sheldon, Leo Staar, Zara Tempest-Walters, Giles Terera, Ellie Turner.
Author Shakespeare. Producer National Theatre. Director Nicholas Hytner. Design Vicki Mortimer. Lighting Jon Clark. Sound Paul Groothuis.
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