Woodward Park-WSF Stage
7775 Friant Road Fresno, CA 93720
Direction by Broderic Beard. Shakespeare’s greatest drama in a compelling new production. Theatre is about the real-time unfolding of a story. Unlike a novel or a film or some other form, a theatrical story happens right in front of you with real people acting it out. This gives it an immediacy and a vibrancy that no other form can lay claim to. Theatre is about exploring the human condition, and few plays do that as well as Hamlet. Unfortunately, most people are all too familiar with the basic Hamletian tropes, not to mention the gaping holes: why doesn’t Hamlet become king on his father’s death? why does he treat Rosencrantz and Guildenstern so much differently than Horatio if they’re all friends? how much does Gertrude know? The list goes on. With these ideas in mind, I hope to present a Hamlet that is fresh and immediate and that strives to resolve these issues to create a more satisfying and evocative experience. Our audience deserves the best; it’s my job to give it to them.
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