August 10-12, 2015 | 7:00pm
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Hamlet is the story of a young prince faced with a truth he finds intolerable: he learns that his uncle/new step-father is the one responsible for his father’s recent death, and what’s perhaps worse, this smiling murderer is now King. How do we face the intolerable? What do we do when hypocrisy and injustice seem to surround us? How do we know what’s true and do what’s right in a world where appearances are all that matter?
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What is Breakdancing Shakespeare?
Created in 2006, in conjunction with the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s Neighborhood Studios program, Breakdancing Shakespeare is a paid, six-week summer apprenticeship for students ages 14 through 19 from the Greater Hartford area. Over the course of the program, students learn techniques of breakdancing, physical and vocal characterization, movement, and interpretation of classical text. The students use these skills to put a modern twist on a classic Shakespearean play which culminates in an exciting, high-energy public performance geared toward making Shakespeare accessible to audiences of all ages.
- 2014: Love's Labour's Lost
- 2013: Two Gentlemen of Verona
- 2012: Much Ado About Nothing
- 2011: The Tempest
- 2010: Macbeth
- 2009: The Comedy of Errors
- 2008: Antony & Cleopatra
- 2007: A Midsummer Night's Dream
- 2006: Romeo & Juliet