Friday, December 18, 2015

Hamlet over break!

In the hustle and bustle this morning, I didn't talk to you about what's coming next. We will be starting Hamlet when we get back. We spent way too long on it last year, and I'm going to try and finish it before the semester to remedy that. We'll need to book it to make that happen.

That being the case, we need to get started. If you want your own copy you can write in (recommended), pick one up. The other part is this: watch a version of Hamlet before you come back.

I recommend in order:
  1. Kenneth Branagh (all the lines and spectacular costumes, but long)
  2. BBC with David Tennant and Patrick Stewart (a bit more modern and a tad weird)
  3. Mel Gibson and Glen Close (okay, but Mel is real life)
  4. Laurence Olivier (Classic, but black and white)
  5. Ethan Hawke (Horrible -- Don't do that to yourself!)
Make this fun. Get together in groups. Bring snacks. Have fun. Watch Hamlet.

Have a WONDERFUL holiday break!!!!

PS I'm told Sayarpreet has a TV bigger than an IMAX. Start buttering him up, and maybe he'll invite you over...if you bring snacks.

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