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Review: Hamlet (solo) (The Word Festival)

I have seen and read Hamlet many times but it has never been more succinct and clear as it was in this version, which shouldn’t be surprising, as Raoul Bhaneja plays every single part.

Dressed in black upon a black stage with no sound effects and very little lighting he begins by creating the sound of the wind, and we are immediately transported to the graveyard and the eeriness is palpable. From here we move to countless locations and Bhaneja glides effortlessly around the stage, moving seamlessly from character to character with a subtle change in his body or voice. Continue reading Review: Hamlet (solo) (The Word Festival)