My goodness but Hamlet sounds like a self-righteous prig. All. The. Time. 😂
I had to read this for my Shakespeare class this semester. I honestly thought I would hate this class and everything I have to read for it, but i love my professor and honestly this play didn‘t suck too bad. It was a pretty fast and painless read. I will say hamlet was kinda funny but he was also a piss baby who needed to shut up at times. Also the lumineers hyped Ophelia up way too much.
On the first day of the year, my 11th-grade English teacher (who was from Budapest) told us the story about how she escaped the country during the Hungarian revolution in 1956 with nothing in her backpack but a change of clothes and a copy of “Hamlet.” That woman was brilliant and terrifying and I didn‘t fully appreciate her until many years later. She is gone now, but I would feel obligated to have Shakespeare on the table in her honor.
A couple of weeks ago I watched the David Tennant version of Hamlet. I enjoyed it. It is a unique take on a play that over the past year has become one of my favorite Shakespeare works. While looking online just now I saw a random comment & apparently they used Polish composer Tchaikovwsy's skull for Yorick!
I read this for class and I loved it. This play was so much more interesting than the last one I read. I also watched the play and wow! The acting was incredible. There were so many scenes that, when I had read it, did not think they would be acted like that. The actors really brought the play to life. Reading/watching “Hamlet” made me want to read another one of Shakespeare‘s plays so I could have a more in-depth knowledge when I watch it.
4⭐ I thought that hamlet would be my all time favourite shakesperean play, but it isn't. I don't know if it's because I had really high hopes for it or what, but I didn't like it as much as his other plays. It was good and kept me interested, but it have any effect one by the end. I liked some quotes and some parts, but it wasn't how I expected it you know?
1. For school( A Portrait of the artist - Hamlet - Little women ) for fun( Luna and the lie - Harry potter and the Goblet of fire ) I'm working on all of these together, so I didn't finish them during the weekend, but Hamlet is close to done.
2.I use Goodreads and storyGraph
3. The Maze runner
Hamlet: Oh God! God! How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable Seem to me all the uses of this world. Fie on ‘t! Ah fie! ‘tis an unweeded garden, That grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature Possess it merely.
I don‘t know why I‘m so determined to try and get through all of Shakespeare‘s works. I really don‘t like reading them, and when it comes to doing a post, they‘re the most low effort ones ever. I really feel like I should make an effort to find the plays on YouTube or something.
How do you feel about Hamlet?
I read Hamlet many years ago in high school & although admittedly even after finishing my reread it's not my favorite, it's still interesting for a variety of reasons. Hamlet is the source of the most currently used figures of speech (in no small part thanks to Polonius) , as well as the title of David Foster Wallace's novel & Agatha Christie's renamed play Mousetrap (the longest running play in history). There are, thankfully, some unresolved👇
After reading the wonderful book #Hamnet, My son Adam & I thought we‘d read some Shakespeare!!
I bought these as a way to introduce myself and my grandkids to Shakespeare.
We‘ve had fun reading aloud together, alternating pages!
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This American Life has been highlighting their best episodes for their 25th anniversary. I was happy to see they included one of my very favorite listening experiences ever, Act V. It‘s about a group of prisoners performing Hamlet. I‘m listening to it again tonight for #NonFictionNovember
#ThoughtfulThursday is a bit late today. Sorry, Littens!
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🕯 “By the prickling of my thumbs, Something Wicked this way comes...” from Hamlet.
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🎥🎭 I‘ve read the play, seen the play, worked on the play and watched a few film adaptations—so you would I would be a rather jaded critic. TBH, even though this BBC production stars David Tennet (as Hamlet) and Patrick Strewart (as Claudius), I was having a few misgivings with the 20th c. setting, a few missing lines, and the fight choreography BUT in the end I was fully engaged... And not gonna lie, for first time ever (re Hamlet), crying 😭
My junior high school teacher, Mrs. Z. valiantly tried to lead us through Hamlet but we were all defeated... And yet this was the first play of Shakespeare‘s that I read and, it would become the one I‘ve seen and studied must often. For many years, I held the hypothesis that your first Shakespeare would be your favorite Shakespeare because you would know it best!
I won‘t be reading this copy from the ‘70s though, but rather the 2012 Folger ed. 🎭
I always like to see this many words all together. Clearly, William Shakespeare mastered the art of thinking whatever you want, putting it to paper with dreamy consistency. It is the art of saying as much as possible, which makes him the ultimate philosopher. He just gets in the flow of his discourse and the words take on a life of their own. The art of abstract discourse is partly the secret behind all this, but there is much more going on.
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“My liege, and madam, to expostulate
What majesty should be, what duty is,
Why day is day, night night, and time is time,
Were nothing but to waste night, day and time.
Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
I will be brief.”
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I‘m super into watching theatre and ballet available free online atm during quarantine and I‘d love ppl to recommend things I haven‘t heard about yet!
I‘m most aware of what the Globe‘s doing cause I work there - they‘re putting Hamlet 2018 with Michelle Terry on YouTube tomorrow, it‘ll be online for 14 days. I‘m also excited for the National, the Bolshoi and the Tate‘s online stuff. Anything else being streamed I should know about?
Hey #shakespearereadalong folks! This is exciting. Starts April 6th. No Julius Caesar but Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, The Winter's Tale, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Two Noble Kinsmen, and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
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Well the GP surgery and pharmacy just 2 mins away just shut down due to coronavirus today.
For anyone feeling worried or alone we are thankful for this wonderful community.
Not minimising things but remember this will pass, no doubt changing things forever, but we will move on. I keep looking at my Hamlet themed tattoo, of course Shakespeare meant bad stuff but the words could now mean good stuff too... Everything changes all the time 😘😘
Yeah, Shakespeare is definitely NOT for me. I won‘t officially review...it‘s not fair to “The Bard” but I will say this multi-casted narration was quite good.
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