Hamnet

by  Dead Centre

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 1boy(s)

Originally produced by Dead Centre at Schaubuhne, Berlin as part of F.I.N.D. Festival. 

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1boy(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Experimental
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A single letter separates Hamnet from the philosophical heights of Hamlet. Unlike the Prince, he cannot ask 'to be or not to be'. Condemned not to be, he now seeks to understand the world from which he has been wrested. Hamnet is too young to understand Shakespeare. We are too old to understand Hamnet. Two generations, asking each other what they want to pass on and receive.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Nudity Nudity/Partial Nudity

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive, No intermission, Special Effects, Multimedia
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1m, 1boy(s)
Hamnet
His Father
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Cast Attributes

  • All Male

Resources

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Authors

Dead Centre

Dead Centre's work includes: Souvenir (Dublin Fringe 2012) which toured to London, New York, Brisbane and Seoul; LIPPY (Dublin Fringe 2013) which tourned internationally including to Berlin, New York, Traverse in Edinburgh and the Young Vic London, and won multiple awards including Irish Times Award for Best Production ...

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