Using household objects and children’s toys to play out a domestic and political history of betrayal and death, Shakepeare’s tragic hero comes to terms with his violent fate through an obsessive retelling of the moments that preceded the tragedy. Featuring acclaimed Iranian actor Afshin Hashemi, Hamlet, Prince of Grief was first presented in Iran by Leev Theater Group, which was chosen as Iran’s “Best Theater Group” by the Critics and Writers Association of Iran’s Theater House and was named Tehran’s “Best Theater Group” by the Dramatic Arts Center. Photo Credit: Mehdi Shaban

Using household objects and children’s toys to play out a domestic and political history of betrayal and death, Shakepeare’s tragic hero comes to terms with his violent fate through an obsessive retelling of the moments that preceded the tragedy. Featuring acclaimed Iranian actor Afshin Hashemi, Hamlet, Prince of Grief was first presented in Iran by Leev Theater Group, which was chosen as Iran’s “Best Theater Group” by the Critics and Writers Association of Iran’s Theater House and was named Tehran’s “Best Theater Group” by the Dramatic Arts Center.


Photo Credit: Mehdi Shaban


Hamlet, Prince of Grief

Leev Theater Group
Directed by Mohammad Aghbati
Written by Mohammad Charmshir

Iran

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