Hamlet, Revenge!

This year's Shakespeare on the Green will be William Shakespeare's Hamlet, but not the Hamlet, you're used to. Director Ryan Anthony has chosen the earliest published text of Shakespeare's play, cut it a bit, and dubbed it Hamlet, Revenge! to indicate that this is not the same play you'll see anywhere else. Hamlet, Revenge! is a fast-paced story of murder and vengeance, a swashbuckler full of sword fights, ghosts, betrayal, madness and death -- much lighter on the philosophy and poetry which fill the later versions.