Shakespeare: Hamlet / Shakespeare's Globe

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‘What a piece of work is a man…' Encompassing political intrigue and sexual obsession, philosophical reflection and violent action, tragic depth and wild humor, Hamlet is a colossus in the story of the English language and the fullest expression of Shakespeare’s genius. Learning of their father’s death, Hamlet comes home to find their uncle married to their mother and installed on the Danish throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge their ‘foul and most unnatural murder.’


"Terry is the fourth female Hamlet I have seen and she brings to the role all the qualities one might expect. She speaks the verse intelligently, initially conveys a sense of bereft solitude – her voice cracks on the implication that she “seems” to be affecting grief – and is very good at suggesting bottled rage. " (The Guardian)

"Terry is fiercely intelligent and wonderfully funny and has a great wealth of experience at playing Shakespeare – at the Globe and elsewhere (she portrayed Henry V in Regent's Park). She intuitively understands how to release the stellar power of the language. " (The Independent ★★★★)

"The prospect of Michelle Terry playing Hamlet is immensely exciting. She has shown herself to be a Shakespearean actor of great delicacy and intelligence in numerous roles...It’s a production that places clarity of verse and emotion over directorial fireworks." (The Stage)

Product Description:

  • Release Date: January 07, 2022

  • Catalog Number: OA 1322D

  • UPC: 809478013228

  • Label: Opus Arte

  • Number of Discs: 1

  • Period: Renaissance

  • Composer: William Shakespeare

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Shakespeare's Globe


  1. Hamlet

    Composer: William Shakespeare

    Ensemble: Shakespeare's Globe

    Performer: Michelle Terry (Hamlet); Catrin Aaron (Horatio); James Garnon (Claudius); Colin Hurley (Ghost); Bettrys Jones (Laertes); Richard Katz (Polonius); Jack Laskey (Fortinbras); Nadia Nadarajah (Guildenstern); Pearce Quigley (Rosencrantz); Shubham Saraf (Ophelia); Helen Schlesinger (Gertrude)