Thursday, May 21, 2009

In Honor of Hamlet

In the spirit of all that is Shakespeare, I felt compelled to post the scene in Hamlet from which I named my blog. I LOVE the way Kenneth Branagh works this scene where Hamlet further adds to Polonius's belief that he has gone mad.

Not only is Hamlet my favorite play by Shakespeare, but the character Hamlet is one of my all-time favorite literary characters. He is so wonderfully complex, yet simple at the same time. I was also inspired to post this because of Michelle's post at the Literary Lab. If you haven't visited the Fab Three at the Lit Lab...jump on over.

8 comments:

Davin Malasarn said...

Thanks for this link, Traci! You know, I've never seen this version of it before. I'll watch it tonight when I'm not at work!

Liana Brooks said...

I still like the comedies better...

Danyelle said...

Interesting. Gah! I couldn't pay attention to the words. I loved the scenery, and watching the nonverbal interactions between the two actors. :D

Mariah Irvin said...

Hamlet's crazy! *under breath*

I love when characters talk to themselves. Yay Shakespeare!

Kat said...

You are a fish monger!

Haha, love it. This is my favorite scene from Hamlet.

Lady Glamis said...

Davin, I can't believe you haven't seen that!!!! Um, the whole movie is VERY long if you're planning on watching the whole movie. No lines cut.

Thanks for the clip, Traci. I LOVE this version of the movie. And I love Branagh. He's just amazing. I love the way he plays Hamlet in this version.

ElanaJ said...

This must be a video, cuz it's not showing up at work. Stupid firewalls. I'll check it out later.

lotusgirl said...

You gotta love Hamlet! Branagh does a great job.