Wednesday, May 05, 2004
Michael Portillo reviews the Old Vic new Hamlet: "Throughout, Nunn rejuvenates the text by helping his actors find new ways to deliver the most familiar lines. For example, a slight change of emphasis during the later scenes between Claudius and Gertrude suggests that she obeys Hamlet's order to shun her husband as the pressure on their marriage mounts. The queen hits the bottle, which provides a lovely double meaning when, in the duel scene, Claudius orders her not to drink. (The goblet, of course, contains poison.)"
posted 10:30 PM | link |
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posted 09/05/2004 | link | email
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