Hamlet: A Staged Reading

A staged reading of The First Quarto, published in 1603

by William Shakespeare

Poster of Hamlet: A Staged Reading

In 1823, more than two hundred years after the death of William Shakespeare, Sir Henry Bunbury made an intriguing discovery in his manor in Suffolk, England. Lying on a musty bookshelf, he reported finding “a small quarto, barbarously cropped, and very ill-bound,” that happened to contain a copy of Hamlet published in 1603, one year prior to the then earliest-known published version of the play. The First Quarto of Hamlet (or Q1) was full of mysteries – characters names were changed, new scenes were included, and hundreds of other details made this text a radically different version of the Hamlet we thought we knew. This will be a staged reading in which the focus will be primarily on the text of the play. If you would like to be involved in this production, please email alyssa.miller@yale.edu. In conjunction with a Senior Thesis in English for Alyssa Miller.

Performance Dates & Times

October 1, 2015 - 8:00pm

October 2, 2015 - 8:00pm

October 3, 2015 - 8:00pm

Location

Hopper Cabaret
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Performers

Marcellus
Ghost of Hamlet
Hamlet
Claudius
Corambis
Guilderstone
Fortenbrasse
Player 1, et al.
Player 2, et al.
Voltemar, et al.
Rossencraft

Production Team

Director
Dramaturg
Graphic Designer
Producer
Stage Manager
Technical Director