THE HEART OF MY MYSTERY: THE HAMLET PROJECT

Genre: Classical
William Shakespeare, adapted by Barbara Bosch and Mark Ringer

THE HEART OF MY MYSTERY: THE HAMLET PROJECT places William Shakespeare's most famous play in juxtaposition with the critical response it has inspired. "I am far from justifying the tragedy of Hamlet," wrote Voltaire in 1749. "It is a gross and barbarous piece, and would never be borne by the lowest of the rabble in France or Italy." Two hundred years later, Sir Laurence Olivier said, "I could see it and read it forever. Yes, the best play in the world." Shakespeare's tragedy finds itself in dialogue with Samuel Johnson, Voltaire, Goethe, Harold Bloom and others. Ideas about the mystery of the central character take on the nature of theater itself. The result is an irreverent and scholarly study of HAMLET.
Preview:   10/12/06
Open:   10/14/06
Close:   10/29/06

Schedule:
Thursday - Saturday at 8pm
Saturday at 3pm
Sunday at 7pm
Theater:   Michael Weller Theatre
Address:   311 West 43rd Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$18.00, $10.00 Students
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Company: Wordplay