Wednesday, March 21 , 2018, 11:47 am | Light Rain Fog/Mist 56º


World-Renowned Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Returns with ‘Hamlet’

UCSB Arts & Lectures to present two-night engagement of the timeless tragedy

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the world-renowned Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in Hamlet, the Bard’s riveting and timeless tragedy, at 8 p.m. Nov. 8-9 at UCSB Campbell Hall.

Following last season’s triumphant Globe Theatre appearance, the players return in a raw, thrillingly elemental production of Hamlet, hailed as “wonderfully engrossing” by the United Kingdom’s newspaper The Independent. Masterfully probing all corners of the psyche — with depictions of sexual obsession and political intrigue, philosophical reflection and violent action, tragic depth and wild humor — this play is the fullest expression of William Shakespeare’s genius.

Learning of the king his father’s death, Hamlet comes home to find his uncle married to his mother and installed on the Danish throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge his “foul and most unnatural murder.”

The tightly woven plot will keep theater-goers enthralled and on the edges of their seats up through the final, devastating act. Even if you’ve seen Hamlet a hundred times before, missing this production by one of the world’s finest Shakespeare companies would be the greatest tragedy of all.

Admission to Hamlet is $30 to $55 for the general public and $19 for all students with current student ID. For tickets or more information, click here or call 805.893.3535.

— Karna Hughes is a senior writer and publicist for UCSB Arts & Lectures.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click here to get started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >