Hamlet comes to Warwick School
The Literary Society were delighted to welcome the actor Paapa Essiedu to speak about playing Hamlet in the recent Simon Godwin RSC production.
This was a brilliant opportunity for both Warwick and King's High students who are studying the play at A level to ask pertinent questions about dramatic interpretations of the play.
Essiedu elucidated the viewpoint that Hamlet is a ‘poem unlimited’ and gave detailed explanations of the decisions made around using art inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat as well as the reasons for the powerful resonance of setting the play in an African state. We were immensely privileged to gain this additional insight after having enjoyed the play so much earlier this year.
Paapa Essiedu is currently performing the role of Edmund in King Lear at the RSC.