Hi! I've been around Spark for a while, but have been getting really serious lately, and just found this team.... then I found this thread. I bought Tennant's Hamlet, and I think it's great. Really superb. It's the first time Hamlet himself has ever made any sense to me, and I think I've seen most of the "great" performances. The guy nearly always comes off as self-absorbed and clueless and ambivalent about life and everyone in it. It's really hard to care what happens to him.
Tennant's Hamlet is driven, tortured, and coming off the rails, but you can see how he gets from one level of despair to the next. By the end of the duel scene, I was heartbroken.
Olivier never made me cry.
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got.
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