Themes Of Madness Of Hamlet English Literature Essay
Two Gents production of Kupenga Kwa Hamlet (The Madness of Hamlet)
Directed by Arne Pohlmeier
In Association with the Watermill Theatre
The award-winning Two Gents Productions return to London with a radical new take on Shakespeare's revenge tragedy.
In a world of unyielding beliefs and ritual, Hamlet returns home to find his father buried, his mother remarried and the spirit world in turmoil. Burdened by misgivings Hamlet strives to set things right. On a bare stage, with bold Zimbabwean traditional movement and song two audacious performers tear down and rebuild Hamlet to create an urgent, poetic and spiritual reimagining of Shakespeare's classic tale.
Developed in Zimbabwe, using the 'bad' quarto text (shorter, corrupt, pirated, but the first version to be published), the piece premiered at HIFA 2010 (Harare International Festival of the Arts). Originally commissioned by The Watermill Theatre, Newbury and celebrated at the Gdansk Shakespeare Festival, Poland this summer, Kupenga Kwa Hamlet premieres in London at Oval House Theatre for a limited three week run.
Ticket Prices: £12 / £6 concs
Previews: 16th and 17th November, all tickets £6.00
Free Post-Show discussions: Tues 23rd, Wednesday 24th and Tuesday 30th November
BSL performance: Thurs 2nd Dec
Days/time: Tuesday – Saturday 7.45pm
Address: Oval House Theatre, Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SW
Booking: 020 7582 7680 / (no fee)
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The King is so shocked at the murder of Polonius that he immediately makes arrangements to send him to England. He secretly orders Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to kill him as soon as he reaches England. The King is now surely convinced about the madness of Hamlet.
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Claudius and the Queen, Gertrude, are worried about the strange behavior of Prince Hamlet. They want to know about the madness of Hamlet. For this purpose, Claudius calls the two former school fellows of Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Claudius tells them to find out whether Prince Hamlet has really gone made or he is just acting. The Queen also endorses the point of the King. Meanwhile, Polonius enters and he informs the King that Cornellius and Voltimand have returned from Norway with good news. The two envoys inform the King that the King of Norway has prevented Fortinbras from waging war with Denmark. Polonius try to convince the King that the madness of Hamlet is due to his daughter, Ophelia, who has rejected the love of Hamlet. He also explains that he has forbidden his daughter to encourage Hamlet’s advances and now she acts upon his advice.