Theatre: "Hamlet" (performed by Actors From The London Stage)

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Location: Washington Hall (View on map.nd.edu)

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Regarded as one of Shakespeare’s finest works, Hamlet continues resonating with modern audiences some 400 years after it was originally produced. Set against a backdrop of murder, scandal, and the supernatural, Hamlet contains more than a few of Shakespeare’s most famous passages concerning “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.” 

The famed tragedy returns to Notre Dame in a thrilling new production from Actors From The London Stage. The five-actor AFTLS ensemble deftly combines innovative staging with essential props and simple costumes. Each actor shares responsibility for the direction of the play and performs two or three major roles (as well as several minor ones). Through imagination and collaboration, the cast conjures Shakespeare’s immortal words and worlds into being. 

Founded in 1975 by Sir Patrick Stewart and Homer “Murph” Swander, Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS) tours the United States each spring and fall. The troupe is made up of a rotating cast of five classically-trained British actors from such prestigious companies as Shakespeare’s Globe, the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and others.

Originally published at shakespeare.nd.edu.