RBFS National Theater Live series presents "Hamlet"

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RBFS National Theater Live series presents "Hamlet"

Time: May 23, 2016 at 1pm to May 28, 2016 at 4:30pm
Location: Cinema Art Theater
Street: 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
City/Town: Lewes
Website or Map: http://www.rehobothfilm.com
Phone: 302-645-9095
Event Type: film
Organized By: Jeri Kaplan
Latest Activity: Apr 30, 2016

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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the third play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theater live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world. The RBFS will present these broadcasts “as live” at a later date than the original transmission.


Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s “Sherlock,” “The Imitation Game” and “Frankenstein” at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, HAMLET.


As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. “Variety” says, “This is a Hamlet for a world on edge; a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas from a new generation.”


Director Lyndsey Turner’s production of William Shakespeare’s most quoted tragedy works wonderfully filmed for cinema screens. Cumberbatch is a feeling Hamlet, not just a thinking Hamlet, and he’s particularly effective in the final moments of the play. His heartfelt performance makes you feel like this play is, indeed, timeless and packed with human wisdom, poetically revealed. (Runtime: 3 hr., 20 min., including an intermission).


Screenings will be on Monday, May 23rd at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, May 25th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, May 28th at 1:00 pm at the Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza (behind the Lewes Wawa). Admission for National Theatre Live is $18 for RBFS members and $20 general admission. Online reservations (www.rehobothfilm.com) are encouraged and may be made with MasterCard or VISA.

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