Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6BB
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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.

Running time: 3hrs 35mins (including a 20min interval)


Hamlet (RSC)

27 Mar 2013
West End
The pedigree of those involved in this production is undoubtedly strong: David Farr has directed many well-received productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company over a number of years and Jonathan Read More

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