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Shifting the Perspective: Lenne Klingaman as Hamlet 

Submitted by Bobbin Ramsey on October 2, 2017 - 2:52pm
Lenne Klingaman as Hamlet
Lenne Klingaman as Hamlet

This summer, PATP alumna Lenne Klingaman starred as the Danish Prince in Colorado Shakeapeare Festival's production of Hamlet. American Theatre Magazine wrote an article comparing three major productions of Hamlet that occured over the summer, including Klingaman's. The two other producitons, one in New York and the other in the West End, both featured men in the title role. Here's what American Theatre Magazine had to say about Klingaman's portrayl and the implications of having a female-identifying actor in the role,  "Indeed, Hamlet’s conflict with herself and the world just sits slightly differently when the prince is a woman. It gave a subtle, significant undertone to the production. Who knew: Gender shifts our perspective. The way people interacted with the “mad” prince, or eyerolled at her antics, or worried about her, here carried a frisson of gendered social considerations. It had the effect of happily shaking us from our expectations without undermining the work." 

You can read the full article here.