Producing Company: Globe Theatre on Tour
FREE pre-performance talks will be offered by members of the University of Oxford and Brookes University English Faculties from 7pm before some evening performances in Convocation House, Bodleian Library. Check the website for more details and book your FREE place via the Ticket Office.
Bodleian Library Tours
Daily 30 minute and 60 minute guided tours. Longer 90 minute tours on Wednesdays and at weekends. Please visit www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/about/visitors or telephone 01865 277224 for details.
We look forward to welcoming you pre-performance and offering our unique gift ranges, all inspired by the Bodleian’s collections.
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By William Shakespeare
Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst
Learning that his father, the King, is dead, Hamlet returns home to find his uncle married to his mother and installed upon the Danish throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge his 'foul and most unnatural murder'.
Encompassing political intrigue and sexual obsession, philosophical reflection and violent actions, tragic depth and wild humour, Hamlet is the fullest expression of Shakespeare's genius.
For the fifth year running Oxford Playhouse and the University of Oxford's Bodleian Library are delighted to be hosting the Globe Theatre on Tour, with players taking to an Elizabethan style stage in the beautiful and atmospheric setting of the Old Schools Quadrangle.
Sends up its simple, but often ingenious, two-planks-and-apassion- style staging and is driven by a wild humour that suggests madness and laughter are close companions...a driving account of a great play. Guardian
A stripped down Hamlet that is fast, fresh and lucid... Daily Telegraph
Venue: Old Schools Quadrangle Bodleian Library | Category: Playhouse Plays Out | Running Time: : 2hrs 50 mins inc Interval