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Hamlet is commonly regarded as one of the greatest plays ever written. Drawing on Danish chronicles and the Elizabethan vogue for revenge tragedy, Shakespeare created a play that is at once a philosophic treatise, a family drama, and a supernatural thriller. In the wake of his father's death, Prince Hamlet finds that his Uncle Claudius has swiftly taken the throne and married his mother, Queen Gertrude. The ghost of the dead king then appears and charges Claudius with 'murder most foul.' Hamlet is called to revenge his father's death: but will he be able to act before it is too late? Cast:
Claudius, King of Denmark - Michael Sirois
Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, and Mother of Hamlet - Elizabeth Klett
Ghost Of Hamlet, the Late King of Denmark - dolohov
Hamlet, Son to the former, and Nephew to the present King - John Gonzalez
Polonius, Lord Chamberlain - Andy Minter
Laertes, Son to Polonius - Denny Sayers
Ophelia, Daughter to Polonius - Kristin Hughes
Reynaldo, Servant to Polonius - Thomas Wells
Horatio, Friend to Hamlet - David Nicol
Rosencrantz, Courtier - Kara Shallenberg
Guildenstern, Courtier - Karen Savage
Francisco, a Soldier - Andrew Lebrun
Bernardo, Officer - David O’Connell
Marcellus, Officer - Jordan Mueller
Voltimand, Courtier - Thomas Wells
Osric, Courtier - allex
A Gentleman, Courtier - David Jaquay
Another Gentleman - mb
Clown One, Grave-digger - Brennan Holtzclaw
Clown Two, Grave-digger - Christie Nowak
A Priest - Kevin O’Coin
Fortinbras, Prince of Norway - mb
A Captain & his Army - Andrew Lebrun
English Ambassador - Andrew Lebrun
First Player - Rosalind Wills
Player King - Denny Sayers
Player Queen - Kirsten Ferreri
Player Lucianus - allex
Group Of Danes - David O'Connell
Lord - LaurenT
Servant - Christie Nowak
Stage Direction - Rosalind Wills
Editors - mb & Jc Guan
Dedicated Proof-Listeners - Elizabeth Klett & mb
Book Coordinators - J.C., Scott Sherris, Jc Guan, Elizabeth Klett & mb

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    • 3.8, 13 Ratings

Hamlet is commonly regarded as one of the greatest plays ever written. Drawing on Danish chronicles and the Elizabethan vogue for revenge tragedy, Shakespeare created a play that is at once a philosophic treatise, a family drama, and a supernatural thriller. In the wake of his father's death, Prince Hamlet finds that his Uncle Claudius has swiftly taken the throne and married his mother, Queen Gertrude. The ghost of the dead king then appears and charges Claudius with 'murder most foul.' Hamlet is called to revenge his father's death: but will he be able to act before it is too late? Cast:
Claudius, King of Denmark - Michael Sirois
Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, and Mother of Hamlet - Elizabeth Klett
Ghost Of Hamlet, the Late King of Denmark - dolohov
Hamlet, Son to the former, and Nephew to the present King - John Gonzalez
Polonius, Lord Chamberlain - Andy Minter
Laertes, Son to Polonius - Denny Sayers
Ophelia, Daughter to Polonius - Kristin Hughes
Reynaldo, Servant to Polonius - Thomas Wells
Horatio, Friend to Hamlet - David Nicol
Rosencrantz, Courtier - Kara Shallenberg
Guildenstern, Courtier - Karen Savage
Francisco, a Soldier - Andrew Lebrun
Bernardo, Officer - David O’Connell
Marcellus, Officer - Jordan Mueller
Voltimand, Courtier - Thomas Wells
Osric, Courtier - allex
A Gentleman, Courtier - David Jaquay
Another Gentleman - mb
Clown One, Grave-digger - Brennan Holtzclaw
Clown Two, Grave-digger - Christie Nowak
A Priest - Kevin O’Coin
Fortinbras, Prince of Norway - mb
A Captain & his Army - Andrew Lebrun
English Ambassador - Andrew Lebrun
First Player - Rosalind Wills
Player King - Denny Sayers
Player Queen - Kirsten Ferreri
Player Lucianus - allex
Group Of Danes - David O'Connell
Lord - LaurenT
Servant - Christie Nowak
Stage Direction - Rosalind Wills
Editors - mb & Jc Guan
Dedicated Proof-Listeners - Elizabeth Klett & mb
Book Coordinators - J.C., Scott Sherris, Jc Guan, Elizabeth Klett & mb

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

AVall26 ,

Pretty Darn Good

I am using this recording instead of reading for class while I follow along. The audio is a bit fuzzy at times, but it is really helping to to comprehend what is happening while I follow along. It follows the text almost perfectly so it's done very well!

indielover16 ,

Pretty good.

The cast is all fantastic except Hamlet; he reads far, far, far too slowly.

Cal poly ,

Audio quality poor

The voices were at times too quite to hear but then sometimes too loud so as to injure my hearing

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