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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