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Hamlet (The Drilling Company)

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About the show

The Drilling Company presents a new, free staging of Shakespeare's great tragedy for its 2018 Shakespeare in the Parking Lot production, featuring a female Hamlet. More…

Director Karla Hendrick will stage the character as a modern young woman of intelligence and wisdom. This Hamlet, clad in skirts, is rendered powerless when her uncle, Claudius, inserts himself into the line of succession and thrusts her aside. Determined and noble, she is someone who would take control through heart and with strength, but her conscience is a paralyzing force; moreover, she finds herself continuously isolated and betrayed by those closest to her and this impacts her ability to function.



July 24th, 2018
“The Drilling Company’s adaptation of the play expertly brings it to a modern and very familiar American setting and ethos...Accessible and entertaining, but also relevant to an age when stories of political intrigue, class division and societal change dominate American media and thought...An ent...
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