A Picture-Perfect Production: Hamlet

Written by Lindsay Price

To be or not to be is the infamous question. However, there is no question that Lindsay Price’s annotated version of Hamlet is a great way for students to experience Shakespeare’s tragic tale.

This one-act version of what is undeniably the most famous play in the English language focuses on the themes of murder, ghosts and revenge. The ghost of Hamlet’s father orders Hamlet to avenge his murder. Hamlet’s inaction leads to madness and tragedy. The play’s the thing.

Under the direction of Zachary Roberts, the student performers at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School in Raleigh, NC put their own twist on the tragic tale. We think the results are picture perfect!

Thank you so much for the great adaptation of Hamlet. I truly try to challenge my students with a wide range of plays and musicals, and your adaptation really served my students well. I love being a part of the DTA family. The resources and community are so helpful.

Congratulations, Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School!

Get a copy of the play Hamlet.

*Photo credit: Kennedi Gerald, a junior at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School

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Lindsay Price