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Actors From The London Stage to present "Hamlet"

Author: Arts and Letters

Actors From The London Stage, an international touring theater troupe based at the University of Notre Dame, will present William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in three performances Sept. 13 to 15 (Wednesday to Friday) at 7:30p.m. in Washington Hall on the Notre Dame campus.

Admission is $18 for the general public, $16 for faculty, staff and senior citizens, and $12 for students. Tickets are available in advance at the University’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center ticket office, or by calling 574-631-2800 or visiting on the Web.

“Hamlet,” Shakespeare’s best known tragedy, tells a complicated yet timeless tale of treachery, madness and murder. Following the recent and sudden death of his father, the King of Denmark, Prince Hamlet is called home to attend both his father’s funeral and his mother’s impending wedding to his Uncle Claudius, the King’s own brother. An angry and frustrated Hamlet is visited by his father’s ghost, who urges young Hamlet to avenge his wrongful death.

All roles will be played by five veterans of classical theater – Geoffrey Beevers, Robert Mountford, Anna Northam, Richard Stacey and Terence Wilton.

Actors From The London Stage has called Notre Dame its American home since 2000, when it relocated from the University of North Carolina. Its members hail from such prestigious theater companies as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, among others.

The troupe’s residency is sponsored by a grant from the Henkels Lecture Series with support from Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television and Theatre, Office of the Provost, Department of English, College of Arts and Letters Shakespeare Initiative, and the DeBartolo Center.

Originally published by Arlette Saenz at on August 30, 2006.