Set in a crumbling hierarchical empire, HAMLET. A VERSION shifts the usual focus from the iconic philosophical title character to the intrigue, opportunism, and political scheming of a burgeoning police state.
This starkly realized new world order, insidiously ushered in by murderous and destabilizing tactics, provides a whole new meaning to the phrase
‘something is rotten in the state of Denmark.’
From a curiously flat-footed Hamlet and a self-aggrandizing ‘Polonius the First’, to the questionable death of the old king and a torrid affair between Gertrude and Claudius, Boris Akunin’s HAMLET. A VERSION provides a radically prescient perspective on a contemporary political issue: how to eradicate the old to make way for the new.
But who gets caught in the crossfire?