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A Level English Literature Trip to Hamlet

A Level English Literature Trip to Hamlet

The A Level English Literature class viewed a performance of Shakespeare's Hamlet at The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford Upon Avon.

"Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead.

Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice. Submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality.

Simon Godwin (The Two Gentlemen of Verona 2014) directs Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeare's searing tragedy.

As relevant today as when it was written, Hamlet confronts each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world."

There was also a little time to explore Stratford before returning home. A thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all.