Hamlet: A Staged Reading

by William Shakespeare

A staged reading of The First Quarto, published in 1603

In 1823, more than two hundred years after the death of William Shakespeare, Sir Henry Bunbury made an intriguing discovery in his manor in Suffolk, England. Lying on a musty bookshelf, he reported finding “a small quarto, barbarously cropped, and very ill-bound,” that happened to contain a copy of Hamlet published in 1603, one year prior to the then earliest-known published version of the play. The First Quarto of Hamlet (or Q1) was full of mysteries – characters names were changed, new scenes were included, and hundreds of other details made this text a radically different version of the Hamlet we thought we knew.

This will be a staged reading in which the focus will be primarily on the text of the play. If you would like to be involved in this production, please email alyssa.miller@yale.edu.

In conjunction with a Senior Thesis in English for Alyssa Miller.
Contact the Show
at alyssa.miller@yale.edu
October 1 at 8:00pm
October 2 at 8:00pm
October 3 at 8:00pm
@ Calhoun Cabaret
Show no longer running
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HoratioChristian Probst
Voltemar, et al. Jack Taperell
Player 2, et al. Alec Mukamal
Player 1, et al.Kameron Hutchinson
FortenbrasseSolon Snider
GuilderstoneDan Rubins
RossencraftSkyler Ross
MontanoJordan Schroeder
OfeliaEmma Hathaway
LeartesMichael Tappel
GertrudeTlalli Moya-Smith
ClaudiusAri Zimmet
HamletIason Togias
Ghost of HamletAlexander Bailey
Marcellus Ivan Kirwan-Taylor
CorambisConor Bagley
Production Staff
DirectorZachary Elkind
ProducerCatherine Shaw
Stage ManagerAndrew Schmidt
Technical DirectorConnor Szostak
Graphic DesignerMert Dilek
DramaturgAlyssa Miller