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Review: Ato-Blankson Wood is a Superb Hamlet
June 28, 2023, 10:39.31 pm ET


Photo: Joan Marcus

By Brian Scott Lipton

Full disclosure: Many Shakespeare scholars (and lovers) consider “Hamlet” the greatest of his so-called tragedies. I place it firmly in the category of “problem plays.” Rarely have I understood why the title character can’t find a simpler, more effective way of exacting revenge on his murderous uncle (who killed his brother/Hamlet’s father) than feigning madness, which ultimately leads to the unnecessary deaths of almost everyone else he loves! And why does he have to talk so much while doing it! Continue reading...