Love your site, and was just perusing old ones from before I found it and found http://fuckyeahhamlet.tumblr.com/post/680523864/laurence-olivier-felix-aylmer-this-is-by-far-my and was like.. hey! That's one of mine :-) There's several more since then, by the way at http://www.jkenfisher.com/comparisons/hamlet-act-ii-scene-ii---the-fishmonger-scene.html if you're interested, and I keep meaning to do one for What a piece of work is a man, mainly so I can add the one from Withnail and I ;-) . Love your site, keep it up.
Those comparison things you do are brilliant, I have to post the link to them here properly. :> Please keep doing them, they are fun to watch. & Looking forward to comparisons of the What a piece of work is a man scene.
My thanks go to my friend and colleague Dr. Hila Shachar for providing me information about this fascinating ballet adaptation of Hamlet. You can find her recent article on literary ballets HERE.
In 2008 the Northern Ballet Theatre, based in Leeds, performed a ballet version of Hamlet. The ballet was created by NBT’s Artistic Director David Nixon, who joined the company in August 2001, and co-directed by NBT Associate Artist Patricia Doyle. Nixon’s Hamlet is set in Nazi-occupied Paris, where Hamlet is a soldier just released from a PoW camp, Claudius is a fascist collaborator, and Ophelia a mad girl who has the misfortune to be out on the streets after curfew.
NBT produced a trailer for their production of Hamlet, featuring pictures of the production and exclusive music from the specially commissioned score for the ballet by celebrated British composer Philip Feeney:
Some links which Hila was kind enough to provide me with: