The British Council live streamed the production of Hamlet on 18 October, 2015 at 7:30 pm. The live stream is now over.
SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE PRESENTS
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst
Designed by Jonathan Fensom
Composed by Bill Barclay
Original Music Laura Forrest-Hay
Learning of the king his father’s death, Hamlet comes home to find his uncle married to his mother and installed on the Danish throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge his “foul and most unnatural murder”.
Encompassing political intrigue and sexual obsession, philosophical reflection and violent action, tragic depth and wild humour, Hamlet is Shakespeare’s “poem unlimited”, a colossus in the story of the English language and the fullest expression of Shakespeare’s genius.
Lasting only two-and-a-half hours and touring to every country in the world over two years, a handful of travelling players will perform a raw, thrillingly elemental production of this inexhaustible play.