BORIS AKUNIN

A WORLD PREMIERE

BY 'RUSSIA'S DISSIDENT DETECTIVE NOVELIST' (The New Yorker)

BORIS AKUNIN

INTERNATIONALLY FAMOUS FOR HIS FICTIONAL CYCLE

The Adventures of Erast Fandorin

RE-ENGINEERS SHAKESPEARE'S CLASSIC TRAGEDY

IN AN INGENIOUSLY INNOVATIVE VEIN

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?

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This WORLD PREMIERE of Boris Akunin's HAMLET. A VERSION

would not be possible without the generous financial support of the following donors:

Lali Japaridze and William Gregory Coleman

Anna and Robert Steinhouse

Mariam and Richard Charlton

Mzia and Revaz Gachechiladze

Marina and Stephen Jones

Irakli Baidashvili

Jerry Goldman and Susan Kennedy

Irakli Rekhviashvili

Anna Bedineishvili

Sylvain Labs

Eteri Nemsadze

Gwen Chelidze

Natia Taniashvili

Franco Pigozzi

Nodar Giorgadze