Hamlet and the Test of Time
an evening chaired by Melvyn Bragg
Thursday 11 May, 7.00pm
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
|£30 full price | £20 restricted view | £10 standing||Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes|
Presented by Shakespeare’s Globe and Glyndebourne
This summer Glyndebourne stages a new opera of Hamlet by composer Brett Dean. In anticipation of this premiere, Melvyn Bragg hosts an evening of conversation about the enduring fascination of Shakespeare’s play and its reinterpretation through different artistic media.
Panellists include Brett Dean, composer of the new opera; Ian McEwan, author of Nutshell, a novel narrated by a character very similar to Hamlet; Simon Russell Beale, who performed the title role in 2000; Ann Thompson, co-editor of the Arden Shakespeare Hamlet editions; and Tom Bird, producer of Shakespeare's Globe’s world Hamlet tour. An excerpt from the opera will also be performed.