Hamlet is one of Shakespeare's best known and oft-quoted plays, involving political intrigue, tragic death and philisophical reflection. Hamlet comes to the Folger for a two week run courtesy of London-based Shakespeare’s Globe. This production has already toured Britain extensively and begins its North American trip here in Washington D.C.
It is a homecoming of sorts for Anglo-American actor Michael Benz in the role of Hamlet. Benz graduated in 2004 from Georgetown University with a BA in Psychology and Theology, followed by a degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe, and Globe regular Bill Buckhurst co-directed. A fine cast features Carlyss Peer as Ophelia, Dickon Tyrrell as Claudius, and Miranda Foster as Gertrude.