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Hamlet

William Shakespeare
Švandovo Theatre Ensemble

Shakespeare as a contemporary family drama with a Scandinavian touch.

Show Length: 2 hrs 20 min including intermission
Director: Daniel Špinar
Cast: Patrik Děrgel, Kamil Halbich, Petra Hřebíčková / Klára Cibulková, Martina Krátká, Miroslav Hruška, Marek Pospíchal, Tomáš Červinek, Jacob Erftemeijer, Tomáš Kobr
Premiere Date: 7. 12. 2013

Hamlet directed by Daniel Špinar is a Scandinavian-type family drama.

We are focusing on a story of a boy who lost his father and also mother in way, who remarried shortly after the father's death - it is a true family tragedy, a tragedy of a very much followed royal family.

Everyone can be seen and although the events take place inside the palace, the public is always up to date.

Young Hamlet loved his father, he also loved beautiful and clever Ophelia but then he discovered something one cannot live with. Is it possible to face the cruel truth and keep quiet?

And so it might seem that the Danish prince has gone mad. Yet, as Lord Chamberlain points out - there's method in the madness ...

We probably all know by now that there's no happy ending to this story. 

Hamlet was awarded 4th place in "Anketa divadelních novin".

Kindly note that actors smoke on stage during the show. 

CHARACTERS AND CAST
HAMLET, Prince of Denmark: Patrik Děrgel
CLAUDIUS, King of Denmark, Hamlet's Uncle: Kamil Halbich
GERTRUDE, Queen, Hamlet's Mother: Petra Hřebíčková / Klára Cibulková 
POLONIUS, Chamberlain: Miroslav Hruška
LAERTES, Son to Polonius: Tomáš Červinek (originally Filip Čapka)       
OPHELIA, Daughter to Polonius: Martina Krátká (originally Zuzana Onufráková)
HORATIO, Friend to Hamlet: Marek Pospíchal
ROSENCRANTZ, Courtier: Tomáš Kobr
GUILDENSTERN, Courtier: Jacob Erftemeijer (originally Jaroslav Šmíd)
REST OF CAST: Josef Horváth, Tomáš Hric, Lukáš Kotrbatý, Adam Morkus a Ondřej Kohout

PRODUCTION TEAM
TRANSLATION: Jiří Josek  
DRAMATURGY: Lucie Kolouchová            
MUSIC: Petr Wajsar
SCENE: Iva Němcová
COSTUMES: Lucia Škandíková
PRODUCTION: Ilona Hájková
STAGE MANAGER: Petra Štanclová
ASSISTANT TO DIRECTOR: Petra Štanclová

References

Kondomy a šílenství. Hamlet pro mladé je někdy příliš laciný

Tomáš Šťástka, idnes.cz More

Špinarův upgrade Hamleta je kvalitní divadelní psycho-thriller

Veronika Boušová, i-divadlo.cz More

Hamlet ve Švandově divadle je moderním šílenstvím

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Hamlet jako exponát

Jan Kerbr, divadelni-noviny.cz More

Špinarův Hamlet zhmotňuje pocit dneška: koncentrovanou beznaděj

Jana Soprová, Helena Petáková, rozhlas.cz/mozaika More

Hamlet ze Švanďáku není žádná historická plačka

Tereza Blažková, kultura21.cz More

Hamlet oslnil továrnu na sny

Bára Urbanovská, studentpoint.cz More

Zhulený Hamlet, šílená Ofelie, ale také šňupající Gertruda

Tomáš Dvořák, denik.cz More

Známe nominace na Cenu Thálie 2014

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Cibulková, Brousek nebo Tomáš Savka mají šanci na divadelní ceny Thálie

ČTK, idnes.cz More

Hamlet není cizí, je to současný kluk plný beznaděje

Tereza Kurfiřtová, EuroZprávy.cz More

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