Hamlet (Parlour larp)

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Hamlet

HamletCover.jpg
Genre
Historical
Number of players
8
How long it runs
4 hours
Date written
2004
Credits
J. Li
Website
Hamlet

Hamlet is an 8-player, 4 hour theatre-style larp published by Shifting Forest Storyworks. It is based on the William Shakespeare play of the same name, and written by J. Li.

Summary

This adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet is set the day after Hamlet accidentally kills Polonius. Hamlet is about to be sent away to England in a few hours, and will not have another chance to kill Claudius perhaps for years. The majority of the court, Ophelia included, has been told that Polonius accidentally fell down the stairs.

At the queen’s insistence a small gathering is held to send Hamlet off. In the middle of it all, Laertes returns unexpectedly, demanding to see his father.

Very basic familiarity with the plot and characters is required for players. The Director should have read the play.

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