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29 February 2008 @ 07:54 pm
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.  
I've been meaning to go and see this at the Astor for about the last 11 years, and this time for sure.

Kenneth Branagh's four-hour, full-text screen adaption of Hamlet is showing at The Astor, this Thursday, March 6, at 7:15 pm.

I should have a car, so I can drive people home afterwards, as long as they live somewhere sensible, but the earlier start time should mean PT is still available anyway.

So, who's up for it?
 
 
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Cassandra: ringocassie_lee on February 29th, 2008 10:30 am (UTC)
Isn't that the same performance that Rowan Atkinson made fun of in "Blackadder Back and Forth"? When he punched Shakespeare.
Jacobyak_boy on February 29th, 2008 10:35 am (UTC)
Maybe.

Branagh's work is certainly not universally applauded, but it still remains the only full-text cinematic version of Hamlet, perhaps even of any Shakespeare.
Cassandracassie_lee on February 29th, 2008 10:55 am (UTC)
Possibly. High school turned me off the cinematic Shakespeare. I prefer it live any day.
hypatiafizit on February 29th, 2008 11:35 am (UTC)
I highly recommend it! And The Astor is the place to see it too. The majesty of the theatre makes it *almost* a stage play :)
Stefanblinvisible on February 29th, 2008 12:26 pm (UTC)
My first thought was "Awesome, Astor adventure" and then I remembered that this particular version of Hamlet has sent me to sleep before. Too much dicking around before the sword fight.
Jacobyak_boy on February 29th, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)
Well, it is four hours long.

If you want the short version, here it is:

Everyone dies, the end.
Stefanblinvisible on February 29th, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)
You forgot my favourite part: Ophelia is a whiny bitch.
Jacobyak_boy on February 29th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
Well, everyone is a whiny bitch, really.
Some guy called Lap?harkon on March 1st, 2008 12:19 pm (UTC)
Some people get turned into skulls