Hamlet, Revisited

Tony-Nominated Actor Peter Friedman Played Hamlet as a Hofstra Student; This Summer He’s Tackling Polonius at the Public Theater
Peter Friedman played Hamlet at Hofstra in 1970 on the University’s original Globe stage. This summer, the Tony-nominated actor (best known for the Broadway musical Ragtime, The Heidi Chronicles, the television drama Brooklyn Bridge and the current Hulu series The Path) is revisiting Hamlet. But this time he’s taking on the role of Polonius, the king’s ill-fated, long-winded, conniving counselor, in The Public Theater’s highly anticipated production, directed by Sam Gold (Broadway’s Fun Home) and starring Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), through September 3, 2017.
News@Hofstra: How would you describe Sam Gold’s adaptation of Hamlet?
PF: I think audiences can expect not to have seen something like this before. This is not your traditional production. It moves really well. If you’ve never seen the play, it’s probably not your best one to start with. It’s more of a meditation, more playful in its approach to the text.

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CLASS NOTES – 1975

Robert L. Harrison (CERT, Instructional Communications) of East Meadow, NY, had a winning photo for the Town of Hempstead’s Town Calendar Contest.

CLASS NOTES – 1979

Maryann Lewis (BBA, International Trade) of Princeton Junction, NJ, joined Berkshire Bank’s Commercial Leadership Team as senior vice president...

CLASS NOTES – 1983

Marc Alpert (BBA, Accounting) of New York, NY, was named senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Loews Corporation in New...

CLASS NOTES – 1988

Karen Schwartz (BBA, International Business) of Woolwich, ME, was promoted to vice president, underwriting compliance of The MEMIC Group.

CLASS NOTES – 1989

Evan Schaffner (MBA, Marketing) of Mount Laurel, NJ, was named senior vice president of group sales operations at Reliance Standard.

CLASS NOTES – 1990

Nancy Ferrara (MBA, Banking & Finance) of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, joined the board of directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities.

CLASS NOTES – 1991

Andrew L. Faber (BS, Applied Economics) of Mansfield, MA, became head of life sciences at Everest Re Group.

CLASS NOTES – 1992

Kimberly Shepard (BBA, Management) of East Northport, NY, joined Open Systems Technologies as chief human resources officer.

CLASS NOTES – 1993

James D. Nesci (BBA, Banking & Finance) of Morristown, NJ, was appointed senior vice president, head of national sales of TD Bank.

CLASS NOTES – 1996

Susan Somerville (MA, Health Administration) of Riverhead, NY, was named vice president for clinical transformation of Peconic Bay Medical Center.

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