Northern Illinois University

School of Theatre and Dance

Hamlet Redux

adapted from William Shakespeare

Although the title may look somewhat familiar, this play is not quite the “whole Hamlet” everyone knows and loves. Usually a running time of five hours, the original Shakespearean tragedy has been pared down to two, and more clearly emphasizes the sense of Hamlet’s life flashing before his eyes. This redux play also has only twelve actors, rather than the original thirty-four. The smaller cast gets an acting workout, with nearly all performing multiple roles.


February 13-17, 2013
(additional matinee, 2:00 p.m., February 16)
Corner Theatre