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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Hamlet Rex
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'Hamlet Rex is a dark, black comedy - black and absurd. It digs into the idea of tragedy and destiny. Why do we commit the same mistakes over and over again? Why can't we leave the vicious circle that humanity seems to be destined to endure? And... who or what is controlling this tragedy?

'The Hamlet family (Hamlet junior, his mother Gertrudie and his uncle Claudius) being trapped in time by Shakespeare, have now arrived at the XXI century. They are depressed and dull characters who desperately want to preserve their own super-star status in the new information and consumer age. Now the royal family are a family of artists. Hamlet wants to be an actor, like his mother, he's going to perform in Oedipus Rex and he's got the main part. The tragedy is guaranteed.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Production Details

  • First performed in Madrid in 2008 (no details traced).

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    • Madrid,
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      Spain,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Ñubooks ,
      2012 .
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      Extent: 100p.p.
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