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KEEPING THE STORY FRESH Keith Bartlett (second from left) plays Claudius, and Miranda Foster (second from right), Gertrude, in this bare-bones version of Shakespeare's play on the prince of Denmark.

Stripped-down but satisfying Hamlet

Shakespeare's Globe touring production of Hamlet offers a simple staging of the classic with strong performances.
Sep 11, 2015 5:50 AM

NAEEN Hayat, the lead actor in Shakespeare's Globe touring production, gives the most unusual interpretation of Hamlet this reviewer has ever seen. He renders the prince as a mumbling, neurotic, nail-biting, high-fiving, fourth-wall-breaking mess of man who is probably better off not ascending