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Hamlet Starring Patrick Stewart and David Tennant (full video)

I recently heard that Patrick Stewart (playing Claudius and the Ghost) and David Tennant (playing Hamlet) were going to star in a modern production of Hamlet for the BBC. Luckily, the production was made available through PBS. I have placed the video below. I will post my review once I have watched the 3-hour production, which will have to wait until after my medical midterm exams.

*Update 5-23-2010 – I was able to finally watch this most recent production of Hamlet, in my opinion it was well worth the wait. This modern dress (formal modern dress, but modern nonetheless) pays homage to the traditional garb of Danish royal times is a riveting recreation of the Shakespeare classic play. It has not been since high school that I had seen or read the play. It always amazes me how much of modern speech comes directly plucked from the words that Shakespeare penned. If you want to see tour de force performance by both Tennant and Stewart, this production should not be missed. It was a skillful mix of centuries old dialogue, with timeless ideas of scheming and treachery, along with modern updates to action and device.

Thanks to Forbidden Planet for the above pic.



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May 9, 2010 12:02 am - Posted by | books, clips, London, movies, tv

1 Comment »

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