Victorian artists in England painted many portraits of Ophelia, including this one from 1889 by John William Waterhouse.
Posts Tagged: Hamlet
A new play by Theresa Rebeck, “Bernhardt/Hamlet,” shows Sarah Bernhardt grappling with one of Shakespeare’s greatest roles: Hamlet.
Claudius is a multi-faceted villain with many conflicting human qualities. Might it be easier to see that when a woman is playing the role?
When Hamlet first encounters his father’s ghost, the Danish prince’s reactions reflect Shakespeare’s understanding of the theological differences between early modern Catholics and Protestants regarding the spiritual realm, says David Scott Kastan.
This debut novel by M.L. Rio takes place at a fiercely competitive school where the acting students only perform Shakespeare.
Arian Moayed is an Iranian Hamlet who straddles the line between East and West in a new dual-language production from Waterwell in New York.
The pages of this 1930 edition of Shakespeare’s Hamlet look insect-eaten or worse, but they’re actually made out of sheets of cork, not paper.
To commemorate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth in 2014, Shakespeare’s Globe in London sent a group of actors on a two-year tour to perform Hamlet all around the world. Dominic Dromgoole, the Globe’s artistic director who directed this traveling production, has written a new book about it, “Hamlet Globe to Globe.” Read an excerpt from it.
We look at three instances of love letters in Shakespeare’s plays: Orlando’s love poems to Rosalind in As You Like It, Hamlet’s passionate missive to Ophelia in Hamlet, and Proteus’s romantic letter to Julia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Did you pick up a souvenir X-wing figurine for the opening of Rogue One last night? Maybe you’re getting a tie-in edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for Christmas this year, or a poster from the Ghostbusters remake. In 1948, you might have eagerly awaited this book of characters and scenery reproduced from… Continue Reading »