Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Hamlet written by William Shakespeare and produced in London with the characters in modern dress around 1925

Scenes from Hamlet written by the English playwright William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) and produced in London with the characters in modern dress around 1925

London production

Birmingham production

"A modern-dress Hamlet first took place in 1925, under the direction of Barry Jackson and H. K. Ayliff, at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Muriel Hewitt, dressed for her role of Ophelia in the style of the flapper generation of the 1920s, was both fascinated and anxious by the prospect of an enlarged sexual freedom."

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