Arguably Shakespeare’s most famous play, Hamlet is the classic story of the titular character, a young prince whose back-stabbing uncle Claudius has usurped his father’s throne. Understandably upset by this turn of events, Hamlet Sr.’s ghost pays a visit to his son, encouraging him to avenge his death. This becomes a main source of tension for the remaining acts: Hamlet vs. himself. This dance adaptation, choreographed by Kevin O’Day, stays faithful to its dramatic roots—something is still rotten in the state of Denmark, young Prince Hamlet still can’t make a decision—while O’Day’s raw, physical style gives the performance a contemporary spin. June 1–3, 6-10. $25–$234. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W., 416-345-9595, national.ballet.ca.