Review: Phenomenal ‘Hamlet’ a wondrous Shakespeare production

Posted August 17, 2022

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Regina Belt-Daniels, Northwest Herald

Once again, the stars shine at the outdoor Hill Theatre, with American Players Theatre’s production of “Hamlet.”

Last seen on the Hill in 2013, Shakespeare’s longest – and most popular of 37 plays – currently showcases a magnificent cast of 19 directed by James DeVita, who coincidentally portrayed Claudius in the 2013 production. And the always amazing, cued-for-passion DeVita has kept this production well-paced (no four-hour show here!) and engaging.

“The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” has endured for over 400 years, and seen many a well-known actor in the title role – from Laurence Olivier to Mel Gibson. And who isn’t familiar with the ultimate tragic revenge/dysfunctional family saga?

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