Journey to cold, dark 1513 Denmark with Nu•ance Theatre Company’s intimate and immersive new take on Shakespeare's classic tragedy. More…
This mounting of 'Hamlet' remains true to the era and text of Shakespeare’s work, yet offers the unexpected element of ghostly apparitions that seek to heighten and illuminate this haunting story. Returning to the company's signature immersive staging technique (the union halls of Odets’, 'Waiting for Lefty,' the tenement apartment in 'Awake and Sing!'), Nu•ance once again offers a unique theatrical experience with audience members "cast" as the royal courtiers within Elsinore Castle, watching helpless as the tragic deeds unfold.
"This production of 'Hamlet,' running unabridged, and at over four hours with two intermissions, is a very good case study in how even Shakespeare's writings benefit from the usual judicious edits. But beyond the run time, the production stands on solid legs...Steeped in the Meisner technique, the cast, under the direction of DeSotelle, react to one another with vitality and, when they lock eyes on the audience doing their soliloquies, they bring an immediacy to the centuries-old verse." Full Review
See it if You love Shakespeare, if you want to be immersed into the world and life of Hamlet and Denmark and if you appreciate great acting and design
Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare or if you can't be engaged for a long period of time.
See it if You love Shakespeare, want to see Hamlet performed in its entirety and are tired of the play being hacked to pieces.
Don't see it if You have only a passing interest in Shakespeare or don't think you can sit for 4 hours.
See it if You love Shakespeare, great acting, inventive staging, the English language, young talent, excitement, grave diggers.
Don't see it if You can't sit still for very long. It's uncut (but flys by, it's so entertaining).
See it if You want a show that will really make you think. Every minute is well executed and the acting is some of the best I've ever seen.
Don't see it if You cannot handle an emotional show. The acting is amazing and you get into it. You definitely need to prepare for it emotionally.
See it if See it if you want to see quality production values and a committed cast of talented actors.
Don't see it if Don't see it if you don't have the capacity to sit and absorb for four hours.
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