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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

The tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 1703.

The tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 1703.

Shakespeare Project of Chicago
Saturday, October 12, 2019


Ruggle’s Hall 

Free and open to the public; free tickets required.
Open to the Public
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs

“To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep
No more; and, by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, ’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub…”

A theatrical reading of Hamlet, perhaps Shakespeare’s best-known play, by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, directed by J. R. Sullivan.

An informative talk by a dramaturg begins fifteen minutes before the performance, which is followed by a question-and-answer session with the director and cast. The Shakespeare Project was founded in 1993 and has performed at the Newberry Library since 2003.

This program is cosponsored by the Newberry’s Public Programs and Center for Renaissance Studies.

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Cost and Registration Information 

Open to the public; free tickets required. Find tickets here.

Doors open half an hour before the program begins, with first-come, first-served seating for registered attendees. If seats remain available, walk-ins without tickets will be admitted about ten minutes before the program’s start.

People with accessibility concerns can request to be seated first. To reserve an access-friendly space in the room, first register using the link above, then email publicprograms@newberry.org at least 48 hours before the event. Seats arranged in this way will be held until 10 minutes before the event starts.