Shakespeare’s timeless story of revenge, corruption, and murder is considered one of the greatest works in the English language. Prince Hamlet sets out to avenge his beloved father’s death at the hand of his uncle Claudius—but Hamlet’s spiral into grief and madness will have permanent and immutable consequences for the Kingdom of Denmark. Composed over 400 years ago, Hamlet remains one of the theatre’s most studied and performed works, and is presented here in a stunning, sound-rich recording.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Josh Stamberg as Hamlet
Stephen Collins as King Claudius
JoBeth Williams as Queen Gertrude
Stacy Keach as Ghost
Alan Mandell as Polonius
Emily Swallow as Ophelia
JD Cullum as Laertes
Matthew Wolf as Horatio
Mark Capri as Ambassador/Others
Josh Clark as Gravedigger/Voltemand/Others
Henri Lubatti as Rosencrantz/Others
Jon Matthews as Guildenstern/Others
Darren Richardson as Player Queen/Others
André Sogliuzzo as Reynaldo/Others
Original music composed and performed by Mark Holden and Michael Lopez.
Directed by Martin Jarvis. Recorded before a live audience at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood in August of 2011.