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Hamlet, Shakespeare’s greatest drama, is retold from the perspective of his schoolmates, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, in Tom Stoppard’s comedic masterpiece.
Video by Stagechannel.
|Karen Janes Woditsch*|
Michael Halberstam (Director)
Collette Pollard (Scenic Designer)
Rachel Anne Healy (Costume Designer)
Keith Parham (Lighting Designer)
Andrew Hansen (Sound Designer)
Meredith Miller (Properties Designer)
David Castellanos* (Stage Manager)
Rebecca Pechter (Assistant Stage Manager)
*Denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers
"Razor-sharp, bristling tragicomical, often-revelatory take on
Tom Stoppard's careermaking 1966 play"
- Chicago Sun-Times
"Michael Halberstam's revival is certainly a blue-chip and entertaining affair, replete with a cast of many of Chicago's finest thespians, an elaborate and exceedingly imaginative setting from designer Collette Pollard (who built an entire theater-within-a theater inside Writers' small space), and tricks aplenty."
- Chicago Tribune
"A crisp, smart, deeply felt production."
- The Chicago Reader
"As handsomely staged by Michael Halberstam, a veteran cast of oft-proven mettle sails through Stoppard's and Shakespeare's dense text providing entertainment, intellectual stimulation and colorful tableaux."
- Windy City Times
"Director Michael Halberstam’s staging and Collette Pollard’s simple scene design makes it work perfectly."
"Halberstam’s staging in retrospect, as it does precisely what it needs to do: It facilitates the pace of the play and frees the audience up to appreciate the genius of Stoppard’s language."
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