Hamlet

by William Shakespeare |
Directed by Paul Mason Barnes

For the first time in its 50-year history, The Rep will produce Hamlet. Spurred on to vengeance by the ghost of his father, Prince Hamlet hovers in limbo between bloody retribution and madness. Potentially fatal indecision delays his every step. With its profound soliloquies, complexly shaded characters and brutal plotting, it’s Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy.

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Enhance Your Experience

  • Join us for a Talk Theatre presentation about Hamlet on Monday, October 16 at Opera Theatre of St. Louis (210 Hazel Avenue). Dr. Anne McIlhaney, Professor of Engish at Webster University, discusses the women of Hamlet.
     
  • Stay for Post-Show Discussions with cast members and Rep staff after the following performances: October 18 (matinee), October 19, October 26 and November 1.
     
  • Our partners at the Saint Louis Art Museum present a free, docent-led tour that ties in with the themes of Hamlet. Embark on an artful adventure highlighting Ghosts, Portraits and Scary Stories in the Art Museum's collection. Tour dates and times:
     
    • October 14; 11:00 a.m.

    • October 22; 2:00 p.m.

    • November 4; 11:00 a.m.

Age Recommendations

Hamlet is recommended for adult and teenage audiences. As is common in many of Shakespeare’s works, the show contains bawdy humor, violent confrontations, murder and suicide.