[Online Theater] Hamlet
25 Feb, 2021~
27 Feb, 2021
Weekdays 19:30 ㅣWeekends 15:00
Age Restriction Suitable for ages 14 and over
NTCK’s online screenings of Hamlet, no English subtitles are provided. The designated start times (as per Korea Standard Time) will be strictly observed. Once you’ve made a booking, you’ll receive an email with an access link on the day of the screening. Please note the following information.
1) Private access links will be sent to your email address and mobile phone number provided in your membership information. Please check your contact information under MyPage before completing a reservation or a payment. You must agree to receive text messages from NTCK and log in as a member first.
2) Access links will be sent out from 10:00 onwards on the day of the screening. If you have not received your link three hours before the start time, please call our Customer Service immediately: 1644-2003 (Ext. 1 / Mon-Fri 13:00~20:00, Weekends & Holidays 10:00~17:00, Lunch break 12:00~13:00).
* For the evening screening on Feb 27th (Sat) starting at 19:30, links will be sent out from 15:00 onwards.
3) The screening starts on time and lasts for the duration of the show’s running time. You may not watch the performance before or after the screening time. Please double-check your selected program before making a reservation or a payment. On the day of the screening, please give yourself plenty of time to get ready before the start time.
4) If you clink on the link before the start time, an error message will appear. Please refresh the link by pressing F5 before the screening starts.
5) All cancellation and refund requests will be accepted until 17:00 the day before the screening at no extra charge.
6) No additional discounts are available except for the amounts of donations specified above.
7) All copyrights of the videos provided by the National Theater Company of Korea belong to the National Theater Company of Korea. Any unauthorized reproduction or distribution of the videos (including private access links) is punishable by law.
“A virtuous princess can do nothing, but a wicked princess can do anything.”
One of the most requested productions for the NTCK stage—along with The Orphan of Zhao: Seeds of Revenge—Hamlet is set to conclude the year 2020. Lee Bong-ryeon, a truly versatile actress, steps into the role of the titular protagonist—a character every actor dreams of playing—and points a sword of revenge. The subtle yet bold depiction of madness overwhelms the stage and stirs the audience. The fateful paths of the one who seeks the truth and the one who wishes to bury it plummet into an abyss. Once the tempest throwing the question of “To be, or not to be” passes and wretched reality reveals itself, we will finally wake up from a long dream.
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
William Shakespeare is undoubtedly one of the greatest playwrights of all time. Hamlet, the most frequently performed Shakespearean play around the world, is staged by the National Theater Company of Korea in celebration of its 70th anniversary. Director Pu Sae-rom delves into the 600-year-old play and asks some profound questions about the unchanging human nature. Scenographer Yeo Shin-dong strews the bare stage with soil, wind and rain to remind us of men’s helplessness against the forces of nature. Fighting against fate, Hamlet climbs to the top of a cliff and shouts, “My play is not yet over. I will take to the stage again!”
Following the sudden death of the late king, an investigation committee is set up, but the case is settled quickly and ‘reasonably.’ Instead of Princess Hamlet, who is the first in line to the throne, her uncle Claudius takes the crown after marrying Hamlet’s mother, Queen Gertrude. Watching the funeral of the previous king and the wedding of the new one take place consecutively, Hamlet is thrown into confusion. She grows suspicious about her father’s death and pretends to be insane in order to uncover the truth of the matter.
Written by William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare is a master storyteller whose fascinating plays, filled with florid linguistic sensibilities and exceptional lines transcend the times. Shakespeare’s plays bring to stage oral traditions as well as love, revenge and betrayal of historical figures with heightened dramatic tension. The Bard’s exquisite lines continue to lure us to this day. Beyond the boundaries of time and space, Shakespeare’s universal messages touch upon the ultimate concerns of modern society and thus strike a chord with audiences worldwide.
Adapted by Jung Jin-se
Playwright, Theatre Moon
Jung Jin-se is actively engaged in the world of theatre as a playwright, director, critic and editor. His theatrical works present a unique style, adding exuberant imagination to language-based original plays.
Directed by Pu Sae-rom
CEO, Theatre Company Dalnara Dongbaekkot
Boo Sae-rom first began her career in theatre as a scenographer. In 2011, she founded Theatre Company Dalnara Dongbaekkot and made her directorial debut. Her works pose critical questions about contemporary society and warmly gaze upon the underprivileged and social minorities. With a number of outstanding original plays as well as quintessentially Korean interpretations of Western classics under her belt, Pu has established herself as one of the finest directors in Korea today.