WINDHOEK- The Globe Theatre presents Shakespeare’s greatest play, Hamlet , at the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) tonight.
Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst and designed by Jonathan Fensom, Hamlet is being performed by the world renowned Shakespeare’s Globe.
Learning of his father’s death, the king, Hamlet comes home to find his uncle is married to his mother and installed on 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 action, tragic depth and wild humour, Hamlet is Shakespeare’s ‘poem unlimited’, a colossus in the story of the English language and the fullest expression of Shakespeare’s genius.
Lasting for two and a half hours and touring to every country in the world over two years, a handful of travelling players performs a raw, thrillingly elemental production of this inexhaustible play. Entrance fee is N$80 and the show starts at eight O’clock (20H00).