Paapa Essiedu on his Ghanaian-influenced Hamlet at the RSC

26th May 2016

Paapa Essiedu
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INTERVIEW: PAAPA ESSIEDU. Heather Neill talks to the up-and-coming actor about tackling the Prince of Denmark to critical acclaim in Simon Godwin’s RSC staging at Stratford, which will run until August 13 – www.rsc.org.uk/hamlet – with cinema broadcasts from June 8. Recorded 24-05-2016 at the RSC Stratford offices.

Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet. Picture: Manuel Harlan.

Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet. Picture: Manuel Harlan.

“I went to Ghana and asked loads of questions about the culture, death, ghosts, conjuring and music. I have connections there and Hamlet is a personal character. It’s one of the influences.”

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