The Guthrie at 60
The Guthrie celebrates its 60th anniversary with its fifth production of The Bard's tragedy, the show that opened the theatre back in 1963! Directed by Joseph Haj, join the doomed Prince Hamlet as he returns from his studies overseas to find his family has become a viper's nest after a bloodthirsty power grab.
One of William Shakespeare's finest and most staged plays, discover what has become rotten in the state of Denmark when Hamlet opens this spring.
What is the story?
After learning of his father's death, Prince Hamlet is disgusted to discover his uncle has married his mother and installed himself on the Danish throne. After being visited by the ghost of the old king, Hamlet sets out to regain his rightful place and avenge his father's murder.
Packed full of political intrigue, violence, philosophy, and self-discovery Hamlet is the king of the English language and literary canon as well as showing the full breadth and depth of Shakespeare's genius.