The play is framed around the five stages of drowning, which are described to us in forensic detail as each new act begins. Inside each act, inside Ophelia's room, we gradually see her fighting back against a life in which women are supposed to be grateful when they are lovebombed by sociopaths.
A top theatre company is to put on a performance of Hamlet in the Calais refugee camp known as the Jungle. Shakespeare’s
Benedict Cumberbatch turned the air at London’s Barbican Theatre blue following a performance of ‘Hamlet’ earlier this week
Benedict's Hamlet is sarcastic, mean, aloof to his girlfriend and vicious to his mother. He also hams up the supposed mental illness for all its worth, causing much laughter in the auditorium as his Hamlet mocks himself up as a toy soldier brought to life just to confuse and baffle those around him.
Just up the road from Helsingor is Hornbaek where Denmark's young and beautiful take summer houses and look like something out of a Ralph Lauren ad on the beach. Not a tattoo or anyone who needed to miss a meal or two in site.
Fans gathered outside the Barbican Centre The actor previously stated he wouldn't be signing autographs outside the theatre
What true lover of theatre can condemn the newspapers? How thrilling and marvellous that theatre can make headlines! A 400-year-old play and a piece of new writing both received attention out of proportion to their newsworthyness.
Benedict Cumberbatch has appealed for people to stop filming and photographing during his production of Hamlet. Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch’s first preview performance of ‘Hamlet’ has caused controversy after a spate of reviews were published
This breach of protocol matters because it can make it even harder for theatres to take chances; harder for new writers, new actors, new directors to come into the art form; to work outside of the mainstream. It makes it harder for established writers; actors; directors to try something new, do something new.
Benedict leaves the Barbican Centre on Wednesday night Although the play is still currently in previews for the next three
There are just weeks to go until Benedict Cumberbatch begins his first London theatre run in four years, and to says fans
The actor is the latest in a long line of stars who've played the tragic hero Tickets for the Barbican’s production of ‘Hamlet
Take one enthusiastic drama student. Take the famous 'To be, or not to be' soliloquy from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. Take one
Aptly enough, the Globe is embarking on a global tour - visiting every country to perform the tale of the tortured protagonist wrestling with how to avenge the murder of his father. One of the countries the Globe plans to visit is North Korea.
Although the book is somewhat restrictively called Shakespeare Up Close - the essays cover not only Shakespeare but other playwrights and poets of his time, before and after.
Nicholas Hytner's Othello was so good I saw it twice. It's not the first time Sir Nick has wowed the critics. And I somehow doubt it will be the last. I perch comfortably outside his office, staring at black-and-white action shots of hit after hit: Adrian Lester in Henry V, Simon Russell Beale in Much Ado About Nothing, James Corden in One Man, Two Guv'nors. If there's such thing as a grammar of theatre, Hytner is fluent in it.
An author researching Shakespeare at the British Library was surprised to find a new online filter had blocked Hamlet for
I live in Canterbury. It's not the only English city overflowing with history but it is a compact little circle, with plenty
The Royal Shakespeare Company's outgoing artistic director has warned against deeper cuts to the arts and lamented the unequal