Gorgeous #7days7covers Day 2
My first reading of Hamlet. What a time.
Words, words, words
I‘ve been in such a Shakespeare phase lately, and so I‘m watching the 2009 RSC production of Hamlet with Patrick Stewart as Claudius and David Tennant as Hamlet.
And Tennant‘s usual boneless, insane delivery is never as amusing as this scene
Why did I choose to read this book?
I chose to read this book because I love Hamlet/Shakespeare even named my cat after Ophelia.
Did I like it? Definitely, I reccomend
What is one similar book I think you'd like if you also love this book? Other Shakespeare books or the retelling of it Ophelia by Lisa M Klein
Questions for you:
1. Have you read this book?
2. Who's your favorite character?
3. What's your favorite Shakespearean work?
We‘ve just books ticket for this ! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Got to wait until mid 2020 though!
..... (Click link to read the rest) Quite funny 😀😯
Shel Silverstein published in 1998 Playbook
✈️ I‘m participating in an exchange seminar with the New Sorbonne university. This week, we had class in Montreal. Next Friday, I‘m going to Paris for the second part of the seminar! That‘s very exciting!
📖 Resting from a very intense week of class and doing some readings for the Paris seminar.
I read Hamlet years ago for an undergrad class - and read it again today for a PhD class! While not my favorite play by Shakespeare (that would be Othello!), it is certainly a classic. I enjoy Shakespeare‘s style a lot. His characters are witty and, when the story calls for it, deeply tragic.
IG has reminded me that this time in 2016 I was drunk in a castle in Denmark and I still forget that happened so here‘s a fun flashback from LitHub! https://lithub.com/the-time-i-spent-the-night-in-hamlets-castle/ #shakespeare
"He was a man, take him for all in all; I shall not look upon his like again."
I always seem to turn to Shakespeare at times like these. On December 17, 2018, the man in this picture, my husband, my heart, my soul, took his last breath. My daughter and I are broken, and I think 3 months later still in shock.
An' flights of angels sing the to thy rest.
I absolutely love tiny books and this one is gorgeous! Very well made, with the full play in small print but still legible. It even has it‘s own cute little slip case to keep it safe :)
@GingerAntics I‘m so sorry I‘ve been missing in action but work has been awful crazy! Just thought you might like this cute little book of our favorite play 😊 I think Will would approve
One last post about Hamlet: we saw the production by Orlando Shakes last evening. Amazing! Reading Shakespeare is not nearly as satisfying as seeing it performed. This is a beautiful production; if you‘re in the Orlando area and have an opportunity to see it, do it. Photo from Orlando Shakes FB page.
I really enjoyed reading this play ahead of seeing a performance at Orlando Shakes on Friday. I did not care for this Digireads edition, however. The annotations were more like excerpts from a PhD dissertation. Not very helpful. I much prefer the Folger Library editions, but couldn‘t locate one this time. Still, it was great to finally read this, and I‘m really looking forward to Friday.
On the last day of my prednisone regimen for the sinus infection-and I feel SO much better-I feel like I can concentrate well enough to get back to Hamlet. Enjoying sitting outside to read, although it‘s starting to get cloudy. Still, my patio is my favorite reading spot when it isn‘t too hot and humid.
Change of plans for today. We were planning an early Valentines celebration with lunch at one of our favorite restaurants, outdoors on the water. But the weather is rainy, cold, and damp. We‘ll still go out for lunch, but to one of our local favorites. In the meantime, it‘s another mug of tea and more Hamlet.
We went to the park where we walked on Monday to see our grandson‘s first soccer match. I thought we‘d walk one of the trails afterward, but we ended up as assistant referees for two more matches! Don‘t worry, I‘ve been a certified soccer ref for 25 years, even though I hadn‘t done it in quite a while. So I didn‘t walk but I did run and had lots of fun. #LitsyWalkers
Starting this today. It‘s hard to believe, but I‘ve never read Hamlet. Since we‘re going to see It next month, I figured it was time. I always think attending a Shakespeare play is better when you‘ve read it beforehand.
“O heart, lose not thy nature; let not ever
The soul of Nero enter this firm bosom:
Let me be cruel, not unnatural;
I will speak daggers to her, but use none;
My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites, - How in my words somever she be shent,
To give them seals never, my soul, consent!”
#QuotsyJan19 | 27: #Heart
📷: Made with Typorama
Hamlet is one of my three favorite books; I‘ve read it at least once a year for all my adult life. Reading it recently with a pal & colleague in our Reading Group of Two was an exceptionally rewarding experience, savoring the poetry, dynamic characters, & haunting themes. We also explored the “good” & “bad” Quarto versions as well as looking at my photo-facsimile of the First Folio. Language has seldom been crafted with more beauty & power.
“To thine own self be true.”
- That Polonius guy
Bonus movie recommendation:
The year before Kenneth Branagh directed his lavish 4-hour film adaptation of Hamlet, he wrote and directed a goofy black-and-white little indie comedy about... directing a production of Hamlet.
An eccentric group of players unite to perform Hamlet on Christmas Eve (maybe another reason I associate the play with this season) in an aging church in rural England.
Shakespeare fans, look this one up.
Saying Hamlet is your favorite Shakespeare always feels a bit cliché, like saying 7 Samurai is your favorite foreign film. But dang it, they‘re just both the best.
When I was teaching 5th grade and had to grade papers for 30 kids in 5 subjects, I would put a Hamlet adaptation on the TV and just listen to it as I graded. I just revisited it on audio during my commute.
The production from The Arkangel Shakespeare was just okay but the play rules.
While it likely takes place during spring, I always associate Hamlet with Christmas, maybe because of:
“Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes
Wherein our Saviour‘s birth is celebrated,
This bird of dawning singeth all night long,
And then they say no spirit dare stir abroad,
The nights are wholesome, then no planets strike,
No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm,
So hallowed, and so gracious, is that time.”