29 April 2010

Sometimes Something Wonderful

All Bloggers tend to be people who are comfortable wandering around the internet looking for stuff and nonsense.  They blog; they are on Facebook; they have an acount on You Tube; and they TWEET.  One of the nice things about Twitter is that the famous mix with the hoi paloi that they may or may not follow. Have I lost you yet with the follow or not follow?  Well today, David Tennant let the twitterers know that Grat Performances has posted Hamlet on line.

Now David Tennant is best known in the US for several seasons  as the tenth Doctor Who, and I will admit to being an addict to Doctor Who though the Eleventh seems to be turning out well.  Today on Twitter he showed his chops as an ACTOR and why he was so good as Doctor Who with a little number for the Royal Shakespear Company as the title character in HAMLET on PBS Great Performances shown on Wednesday and now on line for several years at:  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/episodes/hamlet/watch-the-film/980/

You will now be able to bring your children to see Shakespeare as Shakespear was meant to be done even in a modern setting with  17th century language.  If  you want to see some of the more sensational scenes go here http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/04/28/david-tennant-patrick-stewart-hamlet/

Either way or either link ... The slings and arrows await not to mention sleep perchance to dream or shuffliling off the mortal coil ....Go get greatness.


Travis said...

It fascinates me to see how many different ways there are to interpret a single speech. I went to the Tubes for the 3rd soliloquy, otherwise known as "to be or not to be".

Olivier - understated angst with a bit of cunning mixed in.

Gibson - anger and disappointment at his own inaction.

Burton - angst and confusion.

Branagh - building determination and conviction.

Tennant - haunted and certain only in his uncertainty.

Linda said...

It's on the DVR and will be staying there until we can get it on DVD for a more permanent collection.

Our favorite doctor makes an amazing Hamlet, doesn't he?

Julia Smith said...

I caught it on PBS and LOVED it. I'll be posting about it next Monday on my Through the Opera Glasses feature.