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The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet Prince of Denmark ePub ´ 289 pages

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The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet Prince of DenmarkHistorie of Hamlet Prince PDFEPUB or Christopher Ravenscroft It combines a full cast with stirring music and sound effects to bring this magnificent Shakespearen classic vividly to life Revealing new riches with each listening this production of Hamlet is an invaluable aid for students teachers and all true lovers of Shakespeare a recording to be treasured for decades to come Shakespeare is an adept poet and master of the language He layers on jokes puns and references everywhere He has a massive output of work and a number of different plots When we compare him to other authors it is difficult to find anyone who stacks up but then we're often comparing him to the wrong peopleShakespeare didn't write books or pamphlets or epics he wrote plays short pieces of drama that were meant to be fast paced and exciting That they are mainly experienced today as bound books and not theatrical productions does not change their origins If one wants to look at the achievements of Shakespeare he should be compared to someone of a similar bentHe should be compared with prolific writers known for catchy jokes and phrases Writers who reuse old plots making fun of their traditions Writers of work meant to be performed Writers who aim for the lowest common denominator while still including the occasional high minded political commentary He should be compared to the writers of South Park; or the Simpsons; or MAD MagazineShakespeare was meant to be lowbrow and political but now it only reads that way to those who are well educated enough to understand his language reference and the political scene of the time If you do know the period lingo then his plays are just as filthy as any episode of South ParkFor example the word 'wit' refers to a fellow's manhood this one comes up a lot here's an example from Much Ado About Nothing Don Pedro I said that thou hadst a great wit Yay said she a great gross one Nay say I a fine wit Yay said she a fine little one Nay said I a good wit Just said she it hurts nobody Plus there's the title of that play which references the fact that 'nothing' was slang for a woman's maidenhead which occurs also in Hamlet Hamlet That's a fair thought to lie between a maid's legsOphelia What is my lordHamlet Nothing He was also not one to pass up a good cunt jokeShakespeare often refers to mythology because that was the standard pool of reference for authors at the time Family Guy references 1980's pop culture Is that any less esoteric How esoteric will Mr T be after 400 years assuming he doesn't find his way into the latest testament of the bible anytime soonAdditionally all of Shakespeare's magnificent plots were lifted sometimes whole cloth from other books and histories just like how sit coms reuse 'episode types' or borrow plots from popular movies Shakespeare was not uite as visionary or deep as he is often given credit for Rather he was always so indistinct with the motives and thoughts of his characters that two critics could assign two completely different and conflicting motives but find both eually well supported Is Shylock evil because he's a Jew evil despite the fact or evil because of the effects of racism on him You can make a case for all three Marlowe the practised and precise writer never left interpretation to chance and where has it gotten himShakespeare was an inspired and prolific author and his effect on writing and talent for aphorism cannot be overstated I think he probably wrote the King James version because it is so pretty However he is not the be all and end all of writingHis popularity and central position in the canon comes mainly from the fact that you can write anything you like about his plays Critics and professors don't have to scramble or even leave their comfort zone Shakespeare's work is opaue enough that it rejects no particular interpretation No matter your opinions you can find them reflected in Shakespeare; or at least not outright refutedHis is a grey world and his lack of agenda leaves us pondering what he could possibly have been like as a person His indirect approach makes his writing the perfect representation of an unsure unjust world No one is really right or wrong and even if they were there would be no way to prove itI don't know whether this makes him the most or least poignant of writers Is the author's absence from the stories the most rarefied example of the craft or is it just lighthearted pandering Either way he's still a clever amusing insightful and helplessly dirty fellow

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The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet Prince of Denmark ePub ´ 289 pages ¹ ❴EPUB❵ ✷ The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet Prince of Denmark Author William Shakespeare – Among Shakespeare's plays Hamlet is considered by many his masterpiece Among actors the role of Hamlet Among Shakespeare's plays Hamlet is Historie of PDFEPUB #190 considered by many his masterpiece Among actors the role of Hamlet Prince of Denmark is considered the jewel in the crown of a triumphant theatrical career Now Kenneth Branagh The Tragicall Kindle plays the leading role and co directs a brillant ensemble performance Three generations of legendary leading actors man I don't have any earth shattering insights to share from this most recent of god knows how many readings but this time through I was struck by 1 what a damn fine piece of stagecraft this is from the suspenseful moody opening on the castle battlements to the solemn dead march carrying the prince offstage and 2 how Shakespeare seems to want Hamlet's personality particularly the wellspring of his actions and lack of action to remain an enigma and that he achieves this by infusing the character with so much of himself so much wit and poetry so much despondency and savagery that the result is that the audience simply bows before the great mystery of human personality and that this reverence for the unknown lurking in the heart of an extraordinary man intensifies the sense of pity horror and waste that fills us at the end of the play

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Y of whom first assembled for the Oscar winning film Henry V gather here to perform the rarely Tragicall Historie of PDF #10003 heard complete version of the play This clear subtly nuanced stunning dramatization presented by The Renaissance Theatre Company in association with Bbc Broadcasting features such luminaries as Sir John Gielgud Derek Jacobi Emma Thompson and Tragicall Here's the thing about Hamlet if you see it and you hate it you saw a terrible Hamlet I don't care if it's given critical acclaim fuck off Kenneth Branagh Hamlet is supposed to be compelling and if you didn't find the character compelling that actor didn't do their job You need a Hamlet who knows the character not a Hamlet who wants to do grace to the character or some shit Here's the thing I used to hate this play Not lowkey hate I fucking despised it I thought it was boring and overrated and most of all I thought Hamlet was a dick and a boring character And then everything changed when the fire nation attacked when I saw Santa Cruz Shakespeare's 2016 production of Hamlet starring actress Kate Eastwood Norris as Hamlet CHECK OUT HER AND OPHELIA ON THE RIGHT THE BLACK COAT AND PURPLE DRESS IF ANY OF Y'ALL HAVE A DUBIOUSLY LEGAL RECORDING OF THIS SHIT PLEASE LINK MEI loved it Not only did I love it; I loved it so much that my entire interpretation of the character changed I keep using sheher pronouns to describe Hamlet because that actress has literally replaced the character in my head And that is what Hamlet should be about That is how you should feel after you watch a truly great production You should feel like you've been inwardly changed as a person You should also probably have cried at least once HI GUYS HERE ARE MY CHARACTER PERFORMANCE OPINIONS HAVE FUN➽ In general every character's pain should matter Every character needs to matter every character needs to make you feel ➽ Hamlet shouldn't be an asshole Hamlet is a very complex character and yeah he does a lot of screwing around with people But his interactions with Horatio all his interactions excluding Claudius in 12 his love letter to Ophelia and other's descriptions of his newfound madness as being out of character paint a very different picture It is not compelling to watch an asshole be an asshole for four hours You know what's far compelling A kind young man struggling with grief and anger informed suddenly that he must become cruel and unkindLet's put emphasis on the “young” part If you accept the first folio as real the only line referring to his age establishes him as 20 at most It is the second folio where the same line is changed to referring to a 23 year period since Yoric's death rather than a 12 year period As a result the idea that he's thirty probably comes from dialogue changes as the Hamlet actor aged I know no one read this but Hamlet should be a teenager➽ A lot of people think of Ophelia's character as this very innocent virgin and I'm going to utterly disagree Ophelia's character is about agency Her character is doubted by all the other characters yet keeps to her guns and continuously sticks up for herself So many adaptations of this show will take away her agency and give it to the other characters making her final mad scene seem silly and out of place Do not let the narrative take her agency away Emphasize her inner turmoil Build up her ending madnessOn a related note if scene 31 between Hamlet and Ophelia didn't make you cry I'm vetoing it You are supposed to care about these two characters both separately and together You are supposed to feel both of their pains You are not not not supposed to only care for Hamlet because of his blinding angst over his girlfriend Give this moment to Ophelia Give her the agency she deserves➽ Give the villains characterization too It is so so important to get Gertrude right One of the best scenes in this entire show to me is the closet scene between Gertrude and Hamlet But you have to make Gertrude's character interesting Her pain has to matter as much as anyone else's In general y'all suck at portraying Claudius He's obviously a bit of a smart villain in contrast to his heroic older brother but that's not the extent of his characterization Claudius is in actuality somewhat of a clever political player You shouldn't love him but if you hate him this will not be as interesting a play VERDICT I fucking love this show Please watch it before you read it because it's not as good unless you've seen a really good production Save yourself and skip Branagh Tennant's a little better actually Blog | Goodreads | Twitter | Youtube