This fresh and taut contemporary telling explores Hamlet’s themes of loneliness, alienation, madness and the tension between the private and the public. Being developed in tandem with a seminar on Hamlet, the production mines the play’s connections to the emotional and material lives of students in 2013. This startling production explores how language and identity operate in a world of social networking profiles, tweets and status updates.
The performance will be preceded by a conversation with the director, Professor Derek Goldman, and Dr. John Buchtel, Head of the Library’s Special Collections Research Center, discussing the process of reinterpreting and reformatting Shakespeare for 21st century students and researchers.
November 14, 2013
Davis Performing Arts Center, Georgetown University