Hamlet is not crazy.

The evil and rotten corruption has been revealed to Hamlet (the state of Denmark) by his father's ghost, nonetheless.
Hamlet is not crazy.  
Hamlet is outraged at injustice.
No one seems to understand Hamlet's situation.


Disrupting the royal peace and power.


To be, or not to be, that is the question;


I worked on this soliloquy for two years before the performance: as a scholar, as an actor, as a vocalist and as a poet.  I still find myself muttering this monologue to myself when I take walks from time to time.  Often this scene is misread and played like an emotional suicide letter.  

This speech is not despair, it is an awakening.

A review of my performance: a theatre historiographer who has taught this play for years at the collegiate level, "I heard things I've never heard in that speech before.  Beautiful work."


Remember me.

Seeing ghosts in the form of your own father, who then give you a murder-quest is, needless to say, a difficult and stressful situation to navigate. 


O all you host of heaven, O earth!  Remember thee?

O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain!
That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain.


'Tis now the very witching time of night

When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.  Now could I drink hot blood
And do such bitter business as the day
Would quake to look on.


Give me that man

That is not passion's slave and I will wear him
In my heart's core, ay, in my heart of heart
As I do thee.


Speaking the speech

Leave wringing of your hands, peace, sit you down
And let me wring your heart.  For so I shall
If it be made of penetrable stuff.


Stoling Thrust Theater - UMTAD
Directed by Barbra Berlovitz
Photos 2014 Michal Daniel


Barbra Berlovitz, my teacher and mentor.  It is a joy to make work with friends.