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September 24th, 2010

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08:46 am - Words, words, words
I am going to see John Simm play Hamlet this weekend with matildabj. God I am excited.

In anticipation here are some Hamlet things:

A really lively review of the major Hamlets on film: Olivier, Gibson, Jacobi, Branagh etc.

Samuel West interprets 'To be or not to be' in four ways (a bit luvvy-ish).

Fan video comparing productions of Act 2 Scene 2 (Hamlet teases Polonius) across many different films. It's in four Youtube sections. (ETA - part 3, with Richard Burton, is filmed in front of a live audience, who are laughing their heads off)

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Date:September 24th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
Really like the "To Be Or Not To Be" article, though I disagree with 90% of the interpretations (kind of inevitable). I'm sort of torn between whether the beginning is about killing himself or killing Claudius (and die in the process). The latter is very interesting but honestly the former is the way my instinct lies.

Very much looking forward to banging it out with an actor, assuming I keep my shoulder to the wheel long enough to reach that point.

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Date:September 26th, 2010 06:39 am (UTC)
I adore Hamlet. I watch it more or less as often as I get the chance.

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