According to the Times, Winterson’s publisher was surprised that she passed up “Hamlet,” “Othello ... she shifts our understanding of Shakespeare, too, pulling him out of the shadow of the realist ...
Certain that his uncle Claudius murdered his father, Hamlet ... been hidden in shadow. That unforgiving light makes Claudius and everyone around him feel horribly exposed. ‘Hamlet’ ★★★1⁄2 When: ...
Today, Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a play that haunts itself. Its saturation into cultural consciousness means that watching a performance is inevitably a process of past ghosts and past echoes framing ..
So here we have a sort of Girls' Own Hamlet, a shaken-up Shakespeare, where the tragedy of Hamlet is ... and straw and wooden carts as befits an earlier age. The casting echoes Harry's world too, with ...
a giddy boom-town of the 1850s that is now a shadow of its former self. Others are merely ghost towns; Shakespeare, I suppose, yet another ghost. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Huckleberry Finn: echoes of ...
the echoes of Communion, the Lord’s Supper, that ring throughout the play: Polonius, says Hamlet after having accidentally killed him, is “at supper,” but “not where he eats but where he is eaten.” In ...
Photograph: Richard Hubert Smith Given its world premiere at Glyndebourne earlier this year, Brett Dean’s Hamlet, regarded by some as the most successful operatic adaptation to date of Shakespeare ...
Director Yaël Farber is more faithful to the spirit of the play rather than the letter of the text. As you might have guessed ... Through his protagonist Hamlet, Shakespeare poses the deepest ...
Wilson) found a black-comic timbre that complemented the original text of “Hamlet,” a tragedy ... the company has unadvisedly flooded out the shadows. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare.
Like Shakespeare’s haunted Danish castle in Hamlet, a ghostly giant and a skeletal apparition populate Walpole’s Otranto. Eschewing the values of reason extolled by the Enlightenment, Walpole’s text ...