Is this Patrick Troughton doing the “play within a play” in Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet?
Much talk about Maxine Peake, but there is another Hamlet up north: Brian Ferguson in the Citizens’ theatre in Glasgow. From 19 September.
Hamlet and Ophelia.
Richard Burton as Hamlet, photographed at the Old Vic by Angus McBean, 1951.
Maxine Peake as Hamlet at the Royal Exchange Theatre (2014) #6
Maxine Peake in a gender-swap production of Hamlet, staged at the Manchester Royal Exchange, 2014.
transboy hamlet eager to go to wittenberg so that not everyone knows he’s DFAB
transboy hamlet being able to act more masculine there and around his friends
transboy hamlet coming out after his father’s death because he doesn’t want to be known as the queen of denmark (obviously claudius takes over so it doesn’t really matter)
hamlet ignoring anyone who addresses him as ‘princess’ and instead, goes to make out with horatio and read or something