we’re reading hamlet in english class. its probably my all time favourite shakespeare play now, along with midsummer nights dream. i’m playing the speaking role of hamlet and am thus getting very much into it. so i drew the primary characters in the play because i’m a huge geek like that.
Penny Downie and David Tennant in Hamlet (2009)
Okay so a few days(?) ago I read an awesome thing about how the way the director decides to portray Gertrude is the most important thing in Hamlet, and I’m pretty sure it was on tumblr, but all my googling and tag-browsing and likes-browsing is giving me NOTHING. Kate and I watched the David Tennant Hamlet last night and I really want to re-read what this person said in light of that particular adaptation. Anyone know what I’m talking about? Send me an ask with the link or something? I will be forever grateful.
I’m intrigued. Does anyone know something about this?
A Moment in Ballet History
The great Rudolph Nureyev danced Hamlet in 1964 at the Royal Ballet in a version choreographed by Robert Helpmann. Dame Monica Mason, the recently retired Artistic Director at The Royal Ballet, was Gertrude. See our Pinterest gallery of Hamlets through the ages by clicking here.
Fairly sure this exists in fanfic somewhere..
Compared to the other options, the real answer is pretty anti-climatic.
Theodor Matthias von Holst, illustration to Hamlet, Act III, Scene IV; Hamlet and his mother Queen Gertrude on the right, the ghost of Old Hamlet in armor standing to left, the feet of the slain Polonius in the right background (ca. 1818-44)
dresses appreciation post
Words cannot express how much I want these.