H2016: Favourite Moments

Thursday night’s premiere of Hamlet went very well, give or take a tech glitch or two. Friday night’s sophomore show was cancelled because of a big blizzard. So that brings us to tonight: Show Two, which was supposed to have been Show Three. I’m optimistic; I know lots of great folks who are planning to…

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H2016: And Lose the Name of Inaction

Had another quick rehearsal with WJC two days ago. We looked briefly at the scansion for Hamlet’s second, oft-overlooked soliloquy, “O, all you host of heaven,” which occurs in 1.5 immediately after the Ghost’s exit, but before Horatio and Marcellus find the Prince. It’s a nice moment to demonstrate the “relief” that WJC believes exemplifies…

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The Rise of Shakespeare’s Most Famous Line | Bard in Multimedia | The Shakespeare Standard

I’m going into tech week for Bluenose, the kids’ show at the Boardmore, so I won’t be able to think as much about Hamlet this week as I’d like. But I may forward a few interesting articles I come across from my favourite Shakesgeek internet mill, The Shakespeare Standard. Here, for example, is a survey…

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That’s the Question: Soliloquy or Speech?

Now it’s time to tackle one of the Big Questions in Hamlet — or, well, maybe we’re not ready to tackle it quite yet. But we’re definitely going to walk straight up and tweak it on the nose. Take that, question! Hamlet’s most famous soliloquy, of course, is the one that begins, “To be or…

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