The prince of Denmark may be melancholy, but the star of Hamlet is having the time of his life.
Jude Law headlines the Donmar Warehouse production that played to raves in London this summer, had a quick layover in Elsinore, Denmark—really!—for six performances at Kronberg Castle, and arrived at the Broadhurst last night.
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Do you hear that sound? It’s a Hollywood executive riffling through an old box of VHS tapes to find the next great reboot! (“Let’s do Big Trouble in Little China… with Sawyer from Lost!”) With Hollywood seemingly completely out of ideas—last month it was announced that a movie based on Bazooka Joe comic strips Read More
Let me begin at the end.
Place: Central Park. Time: almost 11:45 p.m. Play: Hamlet. Spirits: low.
Fortinbras and his army have entered Denmark at last, signaling the end. Hamlet has just died—poisoned in the duel scene—and is probably glad to be out of it. The king, Read More
Elizabeth LeCompte’s latest avant-garde experiment in high-tech disorientation and miked automatons might be described as the world’s first karaoke production of Hamlet, the Emperor’s new clothes, an intellectualized example of star-fucking—or what Ms. LeCompte confidently announces it to be: a re-creation of the 1964 film of Richard Burton starring in Hamlet on Broadway.
A Read More