The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare, and David Tennant on playing him

Hamlet (The RSC Shakespeare) by Shakespeare, William (2008) Paperback - William Shakespeare

I found Hamlet rather difficult to follow. Few stage directions meant I couldn’t tell what the characters were supposed to be doing physically and all nuance of emotion was lost. (Earnest words or sarcasm? Genuine cruelty or pushing someone away for their own good?) About halfway through I decided to watch the BBC’s 1980 adaptation starring Patrick Stewart and Derek Jacobi on YouTube while reading at the same time. 



Derek Jacobi HamletDerek Jacobi looking rather old for a teenage Hamlet


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