“Brevity is the soul of wit,” Polonius reminds us in Act II of Hamlet, and the concise two-and-a-half hour production by Shakespeare’s Globe lacks neither soul nor wit. With a spare set of wooden beams and stools and a multi-tasking cast of eight, The Globe’s production shines the spotlight on the strength of Shakespeare’s script and the notable skill of its actors.
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“Brevity is the soul of wit,” Polonius reminds us in Act II of Hamlet, and the concise two-and-a-half hour production by Shakespeare’s Globe lacks neither soul nor wit. With a spare set of wooden beams and stools and a multi-tasking cast of eight, The Globe’s production shines the spotlight on the strength of Shakespeare’s script and the notable skill of its actors.

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