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45 Hamlets for Shakespeare's 450th Birthday - in Pictures
Posted on 04/23/2014 9:30:51 AM PDT by nickcarraway
On the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, Michael Billington has picked the best Hamlets he's seen in each decade of his theatregoing life. To help you choose your own favourite Prince of Denmark, here are 45 actors who've found a method for the character's madness
(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...
TOPICS: Books/Literature; History
KEYWORDS: literature; shakespeare
David Tennant in the RSC's production of Hamlet at the Novello theatre in London in 2008.
Alas poor Yorick.
I knew him Horatio.
posted on 04/23/2014 9:51:20 AM PDT
( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
Yet here Laertes? Aboard, aboard, for shame. The wind sits in the shoulder of your sails and you are stayed for!
posted on 04/23/2014 10:09:39 AM PDT
(Remember who the Collaborators are.)
Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
I will be brief.
posted on 04/23/2014 10:20:29 AM PDT
Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
I can think of 536 people in Washington who should hear that over and over again.
posted on 04/23/2014 10:29:49 AM PDT
(Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
Thrift, thrift, Horatio! The funeral baked meats
Did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables.
Would I had met my dearest foe in heaven
Or ever I had seen that day, Horatio.
My fathermethinks I see my father.
posted on 04/23/2014 10:35:02 AM PDT
(When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
I think he’s picked EVERY Hamlet in 45 years. Outside of the movies, I’ve only seen the Stephen Dillane & Simon Russell Beale productions. Neither was up to the part but some of the supporting actors were wonderful.
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