Hamlet 2017

Ages: 14+
Opened: May 10, 2017
Closing: June 03, 2017

Hamlet - 2017 - New York History , Info & More

Sheen Center for Thought and Culture
18 Bleecker St New York, NY 10012

Set in Persia a hundred years ago, on the eve of World War I, Waterwell's Hamlet weaves passages of Farsi translation into the English of Shakespeare's masterpiece of crisis and identity. In it, a traditional way of life is being threatened by an evolving world, the land is being threatened by encroaching foreign interests, and a young man finds himself uprooted and torn between opposing customs, values and codes. Featuring a vibrant score that seamlessly blends traditional Persian and modern western elements, this is a bold re-imagining of most renowned play in any language.

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