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(NPR)   To mark the play's 450th Anniversary the touring company of the Royal Shakespeare Theater is going to perform "Hamlet" using the globe as its stage   (npr.org ) divider line
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2014-04-23 03:22:20 PM  
and all of us merely players.
 
2014-04-23 03:24:45 PM  

Arkanaut: and all of us merely players.


...that was fast...
 
2014-04-23 03:32:03 PM  
cool story ,churl
 
2014-04-23 03:32:24 PM  

Arkanaut: and all of us merely players.


Well it's noisy and chaotic, but what does it all mean, really?
 
2014-04-23 03:33:09 PM  

whither_apophis: Arkanaut: and all of us merely players.

...that was fast...


That's what she said.

Wait a minute...
 
2014-04-23 03:38:09 PM  
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is a better play. Hamlet just has better sword fights.
 
2014-04-23 03:40:36 PM  
I like that idea much better than turning all of Denmark into a prison and filming "Escape from Copenhaven" with Europe's best Kurt Russell look-alike. Well, to tell the truth, that was my idea, but I still like the other idea better.
 
2014-04-23 03:41:50 PM  

Arkanaut: and all of us merely players.



...performers and portrayers.
Each another's audience,
Outside the guilded cage.
 
2014-04-23 03:44:51 PM  
On punching up the play's physicality for non-English speakers

To be or not to be...

Not to be.
 
2014-04-23 03:46:44 PM  
Okay, why did the headline use a quote from As You Like It for Hamlet?  It isn't like Hamlet doesn't have a long, rambling monologue about the vagaries of life that starts with a memorable first line....

/And even mentions a country in it.
//Dam NPR Philistines
 
2014-04-23 03:49:20 PM  
 
2014-04-23 03:49:37 PM  

phalamir: Okay, why did the headline use a quote from As You Like It for Hamlet?  It isn't like Hamlet doesn't have a long, rambling monologue about the vagaries of life that starts with a memorable first line....

/And even mentions a country in it.
//Dam NPR Philistines


I know! How hard is it to remember "Life's but a walking shadow..."?
 
2014-04-23 03:51:02 PM  

phalamir: Okay, why did the headline use a quote from As You Like It for Hamlet?  It isn't like Hamlet doesn't have a long, rambling monologue about the vagaries of life that starts with a memorable first line....

/And even mentions a country in it.
//Dam NPR Philistines


because they are literally going to perform it in every single country on earth? (thus my Globe pun as well)  You may want to get your tickets for the Lichtenstien and Andorra performances early, I hear those will be standing room only...literally
 
2014-04-23 03:51:09 PM  

phalamir: Okay, why did the headline use a quote from As You Like It for Hamlet?  It isn't like Hamlet doesn't have a long, rambling monologue about the vagaries of life that starts with a memorable first line....

/And even mentions a country in it.
//Dam NPR Philistines


This post is full of sound and fury, and um... I think there's another part to that...
 
2014-04-23 03:55:45 PM  

Magorn: phalamir: Okay, why did the headline use a quote from As You Like It for Hamlet?  It isn't like Hamlet doesn't have a long, rambling monologue about the vagaries of life that starts with a memorable first line....

/And even mentions a country in it.
//Dam NPR Philistines

because they are literally going to perform it in every single country on earth? (thus my Globe pun as well)  You may want to get your tickets for the Lichtenstien and Andorra performances early, I hear those will be standing room only...literally


"Hamlet will visit every discovered and undiscovered country in the world".  See, not hard.
 
2014-04-23 03:56:25 PM  

cptjeff: phalamir: Okay, why did the headline use a quote from As You Like It for Hamlet?  It isn't like Hamlet doesn't have a long, rambling monologue about the vagaries of life that starts with a memorable first line....

/And even mentions a country in it.
//Dam NPR Philistines

This post is full of sound and fury, and um... I think there's another part to that...


I think you are looking for "signifying whatevs"
 
2014-04-23 04:09:05 PM  

phalamir: cptjeff: phalamir: Okay, why did the headline use a quote from As You Like It for Hamlet?  It isn't like Hamlet doesn't have a long, rambling monologue about the vagaries of life that starts with a memorable first line....

/And even mentions a country in it.
//Dam NPR Philistines

This post is full of sound and fury, and um... I think there's another part to that...

I think you are looking for "signifying whatevs"


That's it, your post signifs nothin', man!

\I do not in any way have the cool slangs.
 
2014-04-23 04:14:51 PM  
Abridged or full length, that is the question.

/seriously though, are they going all in or are they wussing out?
//local college production managed to cut it down to an hour and a half
/yeah, Hamlet in an hour and a half is like watching the cable man show up at the door and the power goes out
 
2014-04-23 04:35:46 PM  
Who's playing Yorick, that's what I want to know.
 
2014-04-23 05:18:52 PM  
Not the play's 450th anniversary, subby....

It would have been Shakespeare's 450th birthday if he weren't some dead old British dude.
 
2014-04-23 05:28:30 PM  

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Abridged or full length, that is the question.

/seriously though, are they going all in or are they wussing out?
//local college production managed to cut it down to an hour and a half
/yeah, Hamlet in an hour and a half is like watching the cable man show up at the door and the power goes out


The good thing about the uncut Branagh version is I finally understood what was going on with the Norway subplot. It's the first thing that gets cut.
 
2014-04-23 06:00:24 PM  

give me doughnuts: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is a better play. Hamlet just has better sword fights.


would you like to play a game of questions?
 
2014-04-23 06:36:31 PM  
That's 415, not 450.
 
2014-04-23 06:38:02 PM  

Animatronik: That's 415, not 450.


Ah didn't read TFA.

That's 450 for the Bard, 415 for the troubled and indecisive prince.
 
2014-04-23 07:01:00 PM  

baronbloodbath: Not the play's 450th anniversary, subby....

It would have been Shakespeare's 450th birthday if he weren't some dead old British dude.


Animatronik: Animatronik: That's 415, not 450.

Ah didn't read TFA.

That's 450 for the Bard, 415 for the troubled and indecisive prince.


I was going to post that not even Shakespeare was genius enough to write Hamlet as a newborn infant.  I see that has been taken care of.
 
2014-04-23 07:36:29 PM  
Macbeth
 
2014-04-23 07:47:49 PM  
Came for the speculation about who he really was

Leaving heartbroken and dejected
 
2014-04-23 07:58:38 PM  

AMonkey'sUncle: Macbeth


The Scottish Play. Please.
 
2014-04-23 09:02:40 PM  

Jacobin: Came for the speculation about who he really was

Leaving heartbroken and dejected


He was a troubled prince of Denmark whose father was killed by his uncle, but that's not important right now.
 
2014-04-23 10:04:44 PM  
Will they be playing it in its original Klingon?
 
2014-04-24 01:08:09 PM  
When will they be performing in Best Korea?
 
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