50-Minute Hamlet | Newberry

50-Minute Hamlet

Christopher Prentice

Christopher Prentice

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Performance: 10 am. Optional curator-led exhibition tours: 9:15 and 11:30 am.

Ruggles Hall

A theatrical reading by the Shakespeare Project of Chicago
Free and open to the public; no tickets or registration required
Open to the Public
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Other Renaissance Programs

Adapted by Jeff Christian, 50-Minute Hamlet presents Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy. Utilizing just two actors, Laura St. John and Christopher Prentice, 50 Minute Hamlet contains many of the Bard’s most famous lines and speeches while retaining much of his saga’s pathos, poetry, and passion. The Shakespeare Project of Chicago has presented it to numerous Chicago audiences since its premier in 2002. It has won the acclaim of adults, students, and teachers alike each time it has been presented.

This reading is part of programming related to the Newberry exhibition Creating Shakespeare, which runs from September 23 to December 31, 2016. The curators of the exhibition will lead guided tours before and after the performance. To join one, meet in the lobby at 9:15 or 11:30.

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High school students: win a free production of 50-Minute Hamlet, performed at your school!

Cost and Registration Information 

Free and open to the public; no tickets or registration required.