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.
The Play Scene from Hamlet by Daniel Maclise, 1842.
I like how Claudius is just chilling in the corner like
In which I talk about Hamlet for a change! Specifically, why isn’t he king if his father was king and has now “shuffled off this mortal coil”?
Words cannot express how much I want these.
Derek Jacobi as Claudius and Julie Christie as Gertrude in ‘Hamlet’ (1996), directed by Kenneth Branagh.
John Austen - Claudius (for an illustrated Hamlet) - 1922
TV Guide - Boldly Going Back to Shakespeare