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Show guidelines

Having returned to Denmark to attend his father’s funeral, Prince Hamlet is shocked to find his mother already remarried—to his father’s brother, Claudius. Worse still, Claudius has had himself crowned king even though Hamlet is heir to the throne. No wonder Hamlet is depressed and suspects foul play.

NYC’s Bedlam Theatre in residence at ASF creates Shakespeare’s Hamlet with a company of four actors, in a production hailed as “invigorating,” “lively and brisk,” and “masterful” by critics.



Sexual Innuendo

Written in Shakespearean verse, there is occasional sexual innuendo.

Drugs & Alcohol



Several deaths and murders occur throughout this script.

Mature Content

  • The script deals with the supernatural in the form of a ghost appearing.
  • The script deals with mental illness.
  • A character dies from drowning; her death may be interpreted as suicide.