WHAT MAKES HAMLET SPECIAL?

ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADING EXPERTS ON SHAKESPEARE, SIR JONATHAN BATE, TELLS US WHY HAMLET STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD.  Many people say Hamlet is the greatest play of all time. Why is it so revered? One of the things that Shakespeare seems to do more completely than any writer who went before him is … Continue reading WHAT MAKES HAMLET SPECIAL?

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LEADERSHIP SPILL

AS HAMLET HEADS TOWARDS CANBERRA, DIRECTOR DAMIEN RYAN DISCUSSES THE POLITICAL TENSION THAT SIMMERS THROUGH THE PLAY. In your production, how are you exploring the political drama in Hamlet? This play is about more than just two families imploding, and Hamlet is more than just a whinging boy who can’t get over his mother’s sexuality. … Continue reading LEADERSHIP SPILL