In this installment of The Parrott Unbound, experience a scene from Portsmouth Public Library’s Shakespearean Bootcamp program, which took place in February. We’re dropping you right in the middle of the action with a reading from Act 5, Scene 1 of Hamlet.
This scene and accompanying analysis is the culmination of a month-long intensive workshop that gave players a chance to perform dramatic readings from Hamlet and to learn more about the material and Shakespeare’s influences.
This program was made possible by direction from Katrina Feraco, whom you’ll hear on this recording, as well as library assistant Tori Simpson-Tucker, who presented on Shakespeare and the history behind Hamlet.
The full text of the play, film adaptations, and more are available on Hoopla
, one of the library’s digital services.
Katrina Feraco has a background in music and education, with past experience directing theatrical productions. She has performed in Shakespearean products, including, most recently, As You Like It as Lord Amiens, and Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, performed in tandem with A Midsummer Night’s Dream.