Hamlet

By William Shakespeare
Based on the 2010 Oregon Shakespeare Festival production directed by Bill Rauch
Read by a full cast

2.82 Hours 04/28/2011 audio theater
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Blackstone Audio is proud to present the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s brilliant production of Shakespeare’s disturbing and psychologically rich masterpiece Hamlet. Whether you’re a Hamlet scholar or being exposed to this work for the first time, this stunning work of audio theater, fully dramatized with performances by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival cast, is a must-listen. In Denmark a king is dead. His brother, Claudius, has snatched the throne, and the widowed queen, yet life goes on—for everyone but Prince Hamlet. The prince, fixated on his uncle as the murderer, is charged by his father’s ghost to avenge the wrong. Disconnected from the foul world around him, Hamlet strains under the weight of his task, descending into madness, both real and feigned.

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Summary

Summary

A 2011 Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album

Blackstone Audio is proud to present the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s brilliant production of Shakespeare’s disturbing and psychologically rich masterpiece Hamlet. Whether you’re a Hamlet scholar or being exposed to this work for the first time, this stunning work of audio theater, fully dramatized with performances by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival cast, is a must-listen.

In Denmark a king is dead. His brother, Claudius, has snatched the throne, and the widowed queen, yet life goes on—for everyone but Prince Hamlet. The prince, fixated on his uncle as the murderer, is charged by his father’s ghost to avenge the wrong. Disconnected from the foul world around him, Hamlet strains under the weight of his task, descending into madness, both real and feigned.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Crackles with a contemporary energy, while still casting the sort of cold, eerie light on human experience that has made it history’s most celebrated play. Hip-hop’s just a small, though potent, part of the thrilling whole.” Oregonian on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s theatrical production of Hamlet
“The phenomenon of Hamlet, the prince without the play, is unsurpassed in the West’s imaginative literature.” Harold Bloom

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Reviews

by JLHilton 9/13/2017
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My new favorite Hamlet

This version of Hamlet by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival received a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word Album, and I can hear why. Adept layering of contemporary music and modern sensibilities over the 400-year-old drama. The brilliant gem in this production is Dan Donohue as the proto-goth Prince of Denmark, with a melodious voice that alternates between evoking goosebumps or making you melt. I felt like I'd never really understood this character until now.

Author

Author Bio: William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), English poet and dramatist of the Elizabethan and early Jacobean period, is the most widely known author in all of English literature and often considered the greatest. He was an active member of a theater company for at least twenty years, during which time he wrote many great plays. Plays were not prized as literature at the time, and Shakespeare was not widely read until the middle of the eighteenth century, when a great upsurge of interest in his works began that continues today.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 2.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English