Woodward Shakespeare Festival
A new interpretation
Directed by Arlene Schulman
Starring Adam Meredith as 'Hamlet'
Jay Parks as 'Claudius' Taylor Harris as 'Ophelia Jennifer Hurd-Peterson as 'Gertrude'
Michael Peterson as 'The Ghost' / 'The Player King' Hal Bolen as 'Polonius / 'The First Gravedigger'
Matt Otstot as 'Laertes' Stephen Torres as 'Horatio'
Casey Ballard as 'Rosencrantz' /'The Player Queen'
Joel Garbutt-Quistiano as 'Guildenstern' / 'The Priest'
Ricci Mazzuca as 'Marcellus' /'Captain' Jeremy Hitch as 'Bernardo' / 'Player'
Brady Crenshaw as 'Second Gravedigger' / 'Player Lucianus' / 'Page'
Andrew Toledo as 'Osric' Marilyn Carlson as 'Player Prologue' Megan Taber as 'Player'
Photos by John Sanchez
Additional photos by Arlene and Dick Schulman
Scene 1 - The Ghost appears
Look, where it comes again!
Scene 2 - Claudius' Coronation
What is it you would see?
Horatio tells the tale...
Scene 3 - Laertes' farewell & Ophelia's advice
Scene 5 - The Ghost speaks & Hamlet swears
Scene 4 - The Ghost appears to Hamlet
Our chiefest courtier, cousin and our son!
Frailty, thy name is woman!
O, that this too too solid flesh would melt,
Thaw and resolve itself into a dew...
A figure like your father...!
Remember well what I have said to you.
Do not believe his vows...
It then draws near the season
Wherein the spirit held his wont to walk.
I'll call thee Hamlet,
King, father, royal Dane. O answer me!
I am thy father's spirit
Doomed for a certain term to walk the night...
... And for the day confin'd to fast in fires,
Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature
Are burnt and purg'd away.
O my prophetic soul! My uncle!
The time is out of joint. O cursed spite,
That ever I was born to set it right.
Come, let's go together!
Plotting madness with friends and lovers