Hamlet, The First Quarto


The so-called “bad quarto,” or first printing of Hamlet has mystified scholars for hundreds of years. It's half as long and far less poetic than the “normal” Hamlet, with garbled-seeming text and a different plot sequence. It may be a touring script or an early draft that was never meant for printing. One theory maintains that it is a pirated version of Hamlet. The brevity and—admittedly—peculiar language of this version jar both actors and audience from the comfort of the play they know so well, which means it's the perfect opportunity to reconsider what Hamlet is.


Presented by Taffety Punk Theatre Company

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$1 - $15

Discount Tickets Available PWYC on May 1

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Box Office Phone: 202-355-9441

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 04/30/2015 - 05/23/2015
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Wednesday 7:30pm--
Thursday 7:30pm--
Friday 7:30pm--
Saturday 7:30pm--
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 04/30/2015 - 7:30pm Pay What You Can
  • 05/01/2015 - 7:30pm Pay What You Can

Extra Performances

  • 05/23/2015 - 3:00pm
Performer Role
Marcus Kyd Hamlet
Jim Jorgensen Corambis/Ensemble
Daniel Flint Ghost/Claudius
Dan Crane Leartes/Ensemble
Esther Williamson Ofelia/Horatio
Jessica Lefkow Gertred/Ensemble
Teresa Castracane Ensemble
Production Personnel
William Shakespeare
Joel David Santner
Costume Designer
Tessa Lew
Set Designer
Daniel Flint
Sound Designer
Mehdi Raoufi
Movement for plays
Paulina Guerrero
Lighting Designer
Chris Curtis
Beauty Pill


Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
545 7th Street SE, Washington , DC 20003
About the Venue:
Located at the corner of 7th and G Streets SE. Street parking is very challenging; using Metro is encouraged.

Getting There

  • Eastern Market (Blue/Orange Lines)


  • Street parking


  • This venue is not wheelchair accessible.
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