Hamlet cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the or... - Theatrefolk

Hamlet

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Hamlet

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's tragic tale of murder, ghosts and revenge.

 About 60 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 24
15 M | 9 W, Doubling Possible


Simple Set


 47 pages

Drama Character Study Classical Adaptation Shakespeare Shakespeare in an Hour

Undeniably the most famous play in the English language. 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.

24 Characters
15 M, 9 W, Doubling Possible

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

Francisco [M] 6 lines
A Solider
Bernardo [M] 8 lines
A Solider
Marcellus [M] 13 lines
A Solider (officer)
Hamlet [M] 131 lines
Prince of Denmark, nephew to Claudius. Several Monologues.
Claudius [M] 40 lines
King of Denmark
Gertrude [W] 29 lines
Queen of Denmark, Hamlet's mother
Ghost [M] 7 lines
Hamlet Senior, the ghost of Hamlet's father
Polonius [M] 17 lines
Chief advisor to the King
Ophelia [W] 21 lines
Daughter to Polonius
Laertes [M] 29 lines
Son to Polonius
Horatio [M] 4 lines
Friend to Hamlet
Rosencrantz [M] 11 lines
Childhood friend of Hamlet
Guildenstern [W] 14 lines
Childhood friend of Hamlet
Osric [M] 8 lines
Member of the court

Players (Five players for the dumb show):
King (M), Queen (W), Poisoner (M), and two followers/dancers (W)
A Priest [M]
First Gravedigger [M]
Second Gravedigger [W]
A Messenger [W]
A Gentlewoman [W]
Lords and Ladies to fill out the court scenes.

Prop List

Letter, packet of letters, masks, crown, poison, recorder, swords, knife, flowers, shovels, skull, cup, jug of wine, pearl

Multimedia

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