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Hamnet

Dead Centre

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 1boy(s)

Originally produced by Dead Centre at Schaubuhne, Berlin as part of F.I.N.D. Festival. 

OVERVIEW

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1m, 1boy(s)
  • Duration
    Duration
    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Experimental
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
A single letter separates Hamnet from the philosophical heights of Hamlet. Unlike the Prince, he cannot ask 'to be or not to be'. Condemned not to be, he now seeks to understand the world from which he has been wrested. Hamnet is too young to understand Shakespeare. We are too old to understand Hamnet. Two generations, asking each other what they want to pass on and receive.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
Cautions
  • Nudity/Partial Nudity

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive, No intermission, Special Effects, Multimedia
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1m, 1boy(s)
Cast Attributes
  • All Male
Hamnet
His Father

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Authors

Dead Centre

Dead Centre's work includes: Souvenir (Dublin Fringe 2012) which toured to London, New York, Brisbane and Seoul; LIPPY (Dublin Fringe 2013) which tourned internationally including to Berlin, New York, Traverse in Edinburgh and the Young Vic London, and won multiple awards including Irish Times Award for Best Production ...

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