Hamlet (broadcast)

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seen 15 October 2015, Haydn English Cinema, Vienna

I never thought I would say this about any play, but I actually liked this production a lot better on the big screen than live in the theatre.

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Hamlet

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seen 29 August 2015, Barbican, London

directed by Lyndsey Turner

WARNING: there will be production spoilers!

O horrible, O horrible, most horrible!

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Hamlet

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Seen June 23 & 26 2015; Festival Theatre, Stratford, Ontario

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Antoni Cimolino

Confession time: the plan for summer 2015 originally wasn’t to go to Stratford, but visit Scotland and spare ourselves the jetlag. Then during our stay in Stratford last year, Hamlet was announced to be on the playbill in 2015 and those who know me well will attest to the fact that I am physically unable to stay away from a production of this play. To make matters worse, a few days later news got out that the title role had gone to Jonathan Goad and I distinctly remember saying I would like to see him as Hamlet in a few years when we walked out of the Patterson after Othello in 2007. Bye bye fried Mars bars, hello Paulette Bunyon. Continue reading