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Hamlet

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Kymberly Mellen (left) as Gertrude and Danforth Comins as Hamlet in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2012 production of Hamlet. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2012.)";

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is staging Hamlet in Cedar City and it's giving us the chance to talk about the Bard's great tragedy. Among our guests is the scholar Eric Rasmussen, who says the play has not lost any relevance over 400 years. Even as he watches the Presidential debates, Rasmussen sees the question that faces Hamlet: which do you value more - action or measured contemplation? We'll talk about how Hamlet has been understood over time and what it still has to teach us today.

Utah Shakespeare Festival's production of Hamlet runs through October 27th at the Randall L. Jones Theatre in Cedar City. For tickets and information, click here.

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Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.