NATIONAL THEATRE OF LONDON Ecore screening of "HAMLET"
by William Shakespeare
Saturday, January 15th at 1:00 PM at the Taos Community Auditorium.
O, that this too too solid flesh would melt --Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, sees his father’s ghost. Tormented with loathing and consumed by grief, he must avenge his father's murder. What he cannot foresee is the destruction that ensues.
National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking initiative to broadcast live performances from Britain’s stages to cinemas worldwide.
Following his celebrated performances at the National in Burnt by the Sun, The Revenger's Tragedy, Philistines and The Man of Mode, Rory Kinnear plays Hamlet. The cast also includes Clare Higgins (Gertrude), Patrick Malahide (Claudius), David Calder (Polonius), James Laurenson (Ghost/Player King) and Ruth Negga (Ophelia).
“I confess to having felt a certain reluctance before seeing the play myself; Hamlet is not a short piece, and I had not previously seen Kinnear's work. But Nicholas Hytner's intelligent modern-dress production dispelled my qualms almost instantly. Kinnear's version of the vengeful Danish prince may not cut a traditionally heroic figure—his regular-guy features are closer to Norbert Leo Butz's than to Laurence Olivier's—but the actor offers a crisp, insightful, varied and psychologically persuasive account of the role. And I do not know if I have seen, or ever will see, a fuller Gertrude than the fascinating weary sensualist offered here by the marvellous Clare Higgins, whom Broadway audiences may remember from her Tony-nominated turn in 2003's Vincent in Brixton. Higgins and Hytner have devised several stunning moments for the guilty queen, tethering her decisively to Claudius's crimes and enlarging the scope of her tragedy.”
—Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
‘Rory Kinnear excels. An evening to admire and cherish.’ Guardian
‘A chilling production that demands to be seen.’ Independent
‘A constantly compelling, fresh-minted production with many insights and original twists… Rory Kinnear proves a Hamlet of great individuality and distinction.’ Daily Telegraph
NT Live events are distributed outside the U.K. through New York-based BY Experience, Inc, the pioneer of global live “alternative content” digital cinema events.
Ticket prices are $12 for TCA members, $15 for the general public and $10 for students under 18. Tickets may be purchased by calling the TCA office at 575-758-2052 or at the box office which opens at 12:15 PM on the day of the performance.
Taos Community Auditorium, 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571