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- Christian: And... is this a Russell T Davies or...?
- David: It's with William Shakespeare
- Christian: OHHOHO HE'S GOOD!
- David: Yeah, the script's already written.
Day 7 - The most unnecessary or annoying scene
I can’t claim it’s unnecessary, but for some reason I always feel like skipping the nunnery scene, and I often do when reading the play. I wish I could offer some coherent reason for disliking it but I really have none. Perhaps there’s nothing wrong with the scene itself - I suspect a lot of it has to do with just being sick of hearing about it. I have read too many theories and none of them has struck me as particularly convincing or even interesting. Basically, I think the scene has been overanalyzed and taken for more than it is. (Day 9 - Your interpretations of the nunnery scene …Well, this is going to be awkward.)
Day 8 - Your favorite relationship
Day 5 - Your favourite adaptation
This comes as a surprise to no one:
Laurence Olivier’s (1948)
Day 6 - If you could end the play differently, [how] would you?
I wouldn’t, even though a part of me wants to write in some secret antidote that saves Hamlet because I’m interested in what his thoughts would be if he had time to properly reflect on the events after all the hassle was over. So basically, I wouldn’t mind a couple more soliloquies. But no, I wouldn’t end it differently. I don’t think the play would have had such a strong impact on me if the ending were any less tragic and heartbreaking.