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Royal Shakespeare Company

Hamlet

Series 2, Episode 1

Hamlet

Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead. Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice. Submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality. Simon Godwin directs Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeare's searing tragedy. As relevant today as when it was written, Hamlet confronts each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world.

 Read more Read less Duration: 180 Min
  • Hamlet: Paapa Essiedu
  • Laertes: Marcus Griffiths
  • Polonius: Cyril Nri
  • Ophelia: Natalie Simpson
  • Claudius: Clarence Smith
  • Gertrude: Tanya Moodie
  • Horatio: Hiran Abeysekera
  • Rosencrantz: James Clooney
  • Guildenstern: Bethan Cullinane

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