Arts ahead: ‘Der Bestrafte Brudermord, or Hamlet Prince of Denmark’

Editor’s note: This article was originally published December 23, 2013

Hidden Room Theatre — in collaboration with Tiffany Stern of Oxford University and the American Shakespeare Center — stages a rarely seen 1710 adaptation of “Hamlet” as it may have been intended: as a puppet show.

Puppets created by Mystery Bird Puppet Show, live music, a little slapstick and fireworks will accompany this unusal version of “Hamlet.”

“Der Bestrafte Brudermord, or Hamlet Prince of Denmark”

8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Jan. 17-Feb. 2. York Rite Masonic Hall, 311 W. Seventh St. $15-$30. www.hiddenroomtheatre.com

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