A few pages from Gianni De Luca's adaptations of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet.
Shamelessly pinched from here - Comic is Art.
If I ever direct Hamlet, I’m going to have Hamlet say “The air bites shrewdly” and then stand there for a second with Horatio as one of the guards stares blankly at them with his mouth open, until finally, just as the guard is clearing his throat to ask, he rolls his eyes and adds, “IT IS VERY COLD.”
I want to see this production!
has anyone done a hamlet where hamlet wrests the cup from horatio and finishes off the last of the poisoned drink, and then horatio proceeds to lunge after him and try to kiss the poison from his mouth
oh god I was almost crying and then I thought
what if hamlet then stops horatio from kissing him because he’s scared that there would be a chance horatio could poison himself that way
so he like pushes horatio away and horatio just looks really hurt and hamlet feels awful about it but he won’t let horatio die
now I am crying
HAMLET JUST SHOVES HIS HAND OVER HIS MOUTH
HORATIO SOBS AND, DISTRAUGHT, KISSES HAMLET’S PALM BETWEEN THEM
and this time he isn’t chasing the poison at all, this time it’s all about final shows of affection because in 20 lines hamlet’s going to be dEAd
I HATE YOU
Leslie Howard’s Hamlet, 1936
Y’ALL CHECK OUT THIS APP I FOUND
So it’s called Clean Slate: Hamlet and it’s like an interactive narration/progressive quiz that goes through all the acts of Hamlet in order. It apparently connects to twitter and you can tweet opinions about what Hamlet should do based on what you know.
I looked for this with a few other plays but haven’t found anything yet. The teacher in me is happy but also the Hamlet fangirl in me is happy.
Leslie Howard in Hamlet, 1936