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for discussing the play Hamlet, its adaptations and derivative works
I think Quarto 2 has to be the definitive, but as a reading, even performance copy, Folio just seems a bit snappier.
i dont think i've ever seen or read an unabridged version
for whenever I need a place to kip after a night out on the lash in Lewes.
He hasn't noticed yet.
this is really not on
you'd realise this is all a clever satire
by the one of the greatest artistic minds to have ever lived.
in the US with the son and then SPOILER the dad dies and I can't remember what it was called at all or who it is by but it is based on Hammers and it was ok.
"Hamlet US Dog Breeder"
I also like The Lion King.
really good, bit german expressionist looking. top fact: olivier, 41, cast a 28 year old as his mum in it.
youngest hamlet i ever saw was ben whishaw when he was 23, and apparently the youngest hamlet in a film is ethan hawke in HAMLET 2000, which also stars bill murray and kyle mclachline
He does the "To Be..." speech in a video store, in the Action aisle. Lots of nice touches like that.
first time shakespeare actually clicked with me.
Never seen a production of it though :(
Think he was taking the piss
As mentioned above it's perfect A-level fodder - actually not that difficult but weighty enough to make you feel clever.
wasn't a fan.
so im going to watch the film of that with gary oldman and tim roth soon
saw it at the theatre, the film's good too
i'm pretty sure i'll like the play, but it's good to know the film isnt a shitter
with a lot of the humour relating to the fact that they're actors and it's a stage and all that play within a play within a play stuff which doesn't translate quite as well to the film, but Gary Oldman and Tim Roth are strong enough to make it worthwhile
Does the story of Hamlet represent the splitting off from the tribe and group consciousness in the evolution of human culture/psyche and moving into 'ego consciousness' stage?
Has anyone read Kill Shakespeare: http://www.killshakespeare.com/ ?
what do i kill polonius with, and where is it?
went into the exam having read only one chapter. The only line he remembered from the play was the stage direction ‘Enter Mistress Quickly’. This tickled Joe so much that it was the only thing he wrote on his exam paper. He got a U.
Lots of people argue that his work transcends all boundaries, but they pointed out that when they tried to stage Hamlet in Africa, they came up against the issue that they had no concept of ghosts - if someone came back from the dead, they assumed it was a zombie. They had a notion of a 'spirit', but that was it's own entity, and they thought it could only be impersonating Old Hamlet for an ill purpose.
H is meant to be a student at Wittenburg, the home of the Protestant revolution, but he does spend a lot of time thinking about heaven and hell and that.
only possible in catholic theology/eschatology (or whatever this specific area is called) but there's a load of stuff that contradicts this as well
conclusion: inconclusive. i'd have to dig the essay out to find anything more solid, I can't remember much about it
will probably try and get £10 tickets for it some time
was at the Barbican in 2011. It was a German production with just six actors, the whole stage was covered in soil and they threw in "to be or not to be" three times. Hamlet was played by a skinny man in a fat suit, which he took off halfway through, covered himself in apple juice and crammed a load of soil in his mouth. Later he jumped into the audience, crawled over everyone's heads and knocked himself out on the fire exit.
A week later I saw the Michael Sheen one and it was shit.
i'm doing a masters in english literature.
might go and see it at the citz next month as i should probably rectify this at some stage