By William Shakespeare
This is not your parents’ plodding, reverent recitation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece. The masterpiece remains. But our production, taking cues from both Original Practice’s focus on popular entertainment, and from David Ball’s analysis of the play in his seminal text Backwards and Forwards, tells the story of the vengeful Dane as a contemporary spy thriller.
“When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions” –Claudius
This production is a TMA 671 graduate student directing project.