Tiny Ninja Theater Presents Hamlet

Tiny Ninja Theater Presents Hamlet

TitleTiny Ninja Theater Presents Hamlet
CountryThe United States of America
Production CompanyTiny Ninja Theater
TimeSun 14:00, 17:00 / Mon 20:00
Running time55min
VenueBusan Cultural Center Small Hall
TicketAdults 20,000KW / Children 15,000KW


Shakespeare's classic tale of madness and revenge performed by inch-high(2.2 cm) plastic ninjas and assorted tiny figurines. presentation features live videoprojection to bring the audience into the heart of the action
Tiny Ninja Theater has always prided itself on being first and foremost a classical stage company dedicated to the faithful presentation of the great texts. So it is with both joy and trepidation that we offer you our latest production "Tiny Ninja Theater presents Hamlet". It builds on our tradition of historical research by including structural and textual elements from the first printed version of the play, the so-called "Bad Quarto"of 1603. But it also breaks from our usual methods by expanding the performance dimensions and allowing for a more interpretative presentation. We hope you enjoy. 


This drama is one of the great tragedy themed plays by William Shakespeare. The themes of the plot cover indecision, revenge and retribution, deception, ambition, loyalty and fate. Prince Hamlet mourns both his father's death and his mother, Queen Gertrude's remarriage to Claudius. The ghost of Hamlet's father appears to him and tells him that Claudius has poisoned him. Hamlet swears revenge. He kills the eavesdropping Polonius, the court chamberlain. Polonius's son Laertes returns to Denmark to avenge his father's death. Polonius's daughter Ophelia loves the Prince but his behavior drives her to madness. Ophelia dies by drowning. A duel takes place and ends with the death of Gertrude, Laertes, Claudius, and Hamlet. 

Press Cuttings 

"Technical and artistic wizardry ... Weinstein conjures a topsy-turvyuniverse where our expectations are alternately jarred and rewarded. ...creates an atmosphere of wonder, even awe." -Seattle Weekly 

The Company 

Tiny Ninja Theater is a New York City-based company dedicated to the principle that "there are no small parts, only small actors." It was founded in 1999 by company director Dov Weinstein. The company’s first full-length show, Tiny Ninja Theater presents Macbeth, opened at the New York International Fringe Festival on August 16, 2000, where it played 21 performances in 12 days, and won an Excellence Award for Innovation & Originality. The show was extended, and played for an additional four months in Manhattan. After that, the company went on tour, taking Macbeth to venues across America and Europe. Tiny Ninja Theater presents Romeo & Juliet premiered at the 2002 Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, N.C., thereafter traveling a similar route. The third main-stage show, Tiny Ninja Theater presents Hamlet, opened at P.S. 122 in October, 2004.

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