The Appalachian Shakespeare Project returns to the stage this summer with a new production of one of Shakespeare’s most revered tragedies, Hamlet, to be presented at the amphitheater of Pipestem Resort State Park at 6 p.m. on the evenings of July 19 and 20 and at 2 p.m. on July 21. The production then will travel to the campus of Concord University for performances in front of the Alexander Fine Arts building at 6 p.m. on the evenings of July 26 and 27, and at 2 p.m. on July 28. ‘Hamlet’ presents a powerful reflection on the meanings of life and death, articulated in some of Shakespeare’s most famous poetry. This summer’s play will be offered under some conditions similar to those Shakespeare’s own company encountered. Much like Elizabethan acting troupes, this summer’s actors will assemble their own contemporary costumes and will perform with limited scenic pieces. The show will be presented outdoors under natural lighting conditions. Audience members are encouraged to bring camp chairs and blankets and to come early with picnic dinners.