Tickets: 651.291.7005

EDUCATION MATINEE 2017-18 – Hamlet

Williams Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Oct 24 – Nov 17, 2017

Adapted and Directed by Joel Sass
World Premiere Adaptation

Recommended Grade Level:  8–12

The Setting:  Elsinore

Suggested Areas of Study and Discussion: Shakespeare, Elements of Tragedy, Tragic Flaw, Tragic Hero, Adaptation, Verse Plays, Grief, Indecision, Character, Theme, Symbolism, Style, Iambic Pentameter

The Story: Devastated by his father’s death and disgusted by his mother’s hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Claudius, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father appears, claiming Claudius murdered him – driving Hamlet to avenge a crime that may or may not be the product of his own imagining. Grand in scope and rich in language, this classic story of haunting, both literal and metaphorical, ranks among Shakespeare’s finest masterpieces. Your students will love this intimate and intelligent production.

Performance Length: 2 ½ hours (Including Intermission)

Location: Park Square’s Proscenium Stage

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Park Square Theatre Study Guides are created for teachers by teachers to introduce students to the world of the play. The guides contain a plot summary, character information, and activities and articles that help establish the historical, literary and cultural context of the play. Study Guides are designed to be classroom-ready, allowing educators to duplicate materials for easy distribution to students. We also offer Modified Guides to help prepare EL students.


Black =  10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 by arrangement
Red = 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 by arrangement
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Please contact Quinn Shadko
Phone: 651.291.9196

Student Matinee Ticket Pricing

Student Tickets: $15
Chaperone Tickets: One free for every 20 students (Additional chaperones $15)

  • To assist you with your planning we can divide your school’s invoice into two easy payments.*
  • Payments can be made by check or credit card
  • Credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
  • Please note that Park Square Theatre cannot accept individual checks from students

 *dependent on time of booking

Please contact Quinn Shadko
Phone: 651.291.9196

produced with special support from 

The National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest presents Shakespeare in American Communities. Park Square Theatre is one of 40 professional theater companies selected to participate in bringing the finest productions of Shakespeare to middle- and high-school students in communities across the United States.


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