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Hamlet

William Shakespeare was a man of many mysteries. Despite being the most well known author in history, historians know relatively little about Shakespeare’s personal life. There are strewn facts and unusual circumstances that cloud the playwright in mystery, from questioning the authorship of his plays and poems to his family life in Stratford-upon-Avon. However, we do know Shakespeare had one son. His name was Hamnet. Hamnet Shakespeare was born in the early months of 1585…

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Still need convincing to take the time to get thee to the Cutler Majestic? Check out these audience and critic raves for Bedlam’s Hamlet and Saint Joan! The run ends this weekend, don’t wait! The Boston Globe “Two fast-flowing, high-spirited productions” “Both [Hamlet and Saint Joan] should not be missed.” “In their bravura fusion of versatility, dexterity, and clarity, they’re executing the verbal and intellectual equivalent of a Cirque du Soleil act.” Bay State Banner …

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  What’s your first memory of reading Hamlet? I would be willing to bet that for most people, it was struggling to understand Shakespeare’s stilted language in the context of an English class you didn’t really want to be in. Now that you’ll have the opportunity to revisit Hamlet through the dynamic and fast-paced staging of Bedlam Theatre Company at ArtsEmerson, it’s a perfect time to revisit Shakespeare’s “confusing” and “weirdly phrased” text and dive…

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William Shakespeare’s Hamlet precedes its own reputation. It was Shakespeare’s most popular play during his lifetime and remains the most produced work of his to date. In fact, it is speculated that Hamlet is performed somewhere every minute of every single day. Most people unknowingly quote Hamlet with phrases such as “in my mind’s eye” or “what a piece of work.” The play has even been translated into Klingon and featured in an episode of…

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