Thursday, April 19, 2012
8PM, SATURDAY, APRIL 14
2PM, SUNDAY, APRIL 15
7PM, FRIDAY, APRIL 20
8PM, SATURDAY, APRIL 21
Location is wheelchair accessible
Because of its eloquence, and the delicate, lucid shaping by the dramatist of the play’s protagonist, Shakespeare’s Hamlet has been as redbud to the hummingbird, attracting to its text the world’s most nuanced, gifted actors. As a result, it leaves a performance legacy and a filmography that has, over time, found its way into the text itself. The goal of our work will be to uncouple the text of Hamlet from the play’s production history, laying bare its profound reflections on both the lust for power and the power of lust, of different kinds of abiding love, on madness and its corollaries, on the nature of being born with the knowledge of mortality, on the very power of theater to reveal truth, and on the architecture of tragedy as it unfolds within a young man pitted by circumstance against his own nature.
By William Shakespeare. A senior project for Justin Dobies, Ella Dershowitz, and Tom Sanchez, directed by Deborah Margolin.
Part of Shakespeare at Yale, a semester of special events celebrating the Bard.
Friday April 13 8pm
Saturday April 14 8pm
Sunday April 15 2pm
Thursday April 19 8pm
Friday April 20 7pm
Saturday April 21 8pm
Free but register in advance
Reserve free tickets through yale.edu/ydc
Theater Studies Program, Shakespeare at Yale