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Director Carey Perloff Takes on
“The Hardest Play in the World”

Something may be rotten in the state of Denmark, but the air in 30 Grant Avenue is alive with anticipation for A.C.T.’s 2017–18 season opener, Hamlet.

by Taylor Steinbeck
Aug 15, 2017

Into the Malestrom: An Interview with John Douglas Thompson

“There’s something about wanting to be a part of something so massive and universal... How is
Hamlet going to manifest through me?”

by Simon Hodgson
Sep 5, 2017

Into the Spotlight: One M.F.A. Student
Reflects on Her Journey as Ophelia

“I did not have time to be afraid. I did not have time to overthink . . . All I had time to do was act and react.”

by Rivka Borek
Sep 12, 2017

To Be or Not To Be: The Iconic Speech’s Origins, Interpretation and Impact

“To be, or not to be—ay, there’s the point.” More on the first edition of Hamlet (AKA The Bad Quarto).

by A.C.T. Publications
Sep 15, 2017

Double Identity: Hamlet’s Avenging Sons

In Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy, Hamlet isn’t the only character intent on avenging a parent’s death.

by Elspeth Sweatman
Oct 12, 2017

Podcast: Carey Perloff and Michael Paller in Conversation

A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff and Dramaturg Michael Paller talk about bringing Hamlet to life.

Sponsored by KDFC
Sep 26, 2017

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