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Our American Hamlet

by Beth on April 1st, 2017
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Date(s) - 1st April
7:30 pm

Babson's Sorenson Center for the Arts


displaymedia-1Our American Hamlet
A World Premiere by Jake Broder
Directed by Steven Maler

The year was 1866, less than a year after President Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. His brother Edwin Booth, one of the greatest Shakespearean actors of the nineteenth century, decided to perform Hamlet on Broadway, a role he had performed in the past to great acclaim. A huge crowd turned up for the performance — but it wasn’t clear whether they were there to see the actor perform, or to exact their revenge.  Jacob Fishel, an actor with a wide-ranging career on television and on and off Broadway, takes on the role of Booth.  Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Selected performances (TBA) free for students.

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