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Hamlet in Space 10 years 4 months ago #19

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Just got my copy of American Theatre Magazine today and there's a full-page ad on the back cover...

http://www.hamletinspace.com/

Oh.....my....God.....
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Hamlet in Space 10 years 3 months ago #71

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Far out.

Curiosity weighs strong on that one.

I wonder who the heck came up with something like that... well, props for creativity.
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Hamlet in Space 10 years 3 months ago #132

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Actually, more than a few musical conections with Hamlet:

Another "Opera" Treatment was by Carson Kievman.

And, having lived for a time inChina, I have great pleasure in telling you: "Peking opera Hamlet to be staged in Denmark." :lol:

There is, of course, Shostakovich and his film music.

And thinking Russian, a very famous (iconic in Russia) production: Russian Hamlet with a guitar - Vladimir Vysotsky's interpretation. :evil:

There are alos Ballet versions, believe it or not. :cry:
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Hamlet in Space 10 years 2 months ago #154

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But you have to admit...this is something even more far out (pardon the pun) than any of the operas, ballets, etc. :)

But I guess those crazy Germans have a theme going...

http://www.rock-opera.net/index.html
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Hamlet in Space 3 months 3 weeks ago #7244

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akfarrar wrote:
And thinking Russian, a very famous (iconic in Russia) production: Russian Hamlet with a guitar - Vladimir Vysotsky's interpretation.

"To be or not to be"




Hello,
You're be kind if i could suggest you that video? I couldn't see in that forum Hamlet staring by Vladimir Vysotsky and it's give me the reason to recommend that video. Would you kind to rate it? I'm so interesting in your opinion, if Russian Hamlet realy so different and you see him so foreign? Vladimir Vysotsky's dead years ago (1980) but we still find him as a soul of Russia.

P.S. This is a great forum, thanks
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Hamlet in Space 3 months 2 weeks ago #7246

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Very powerful actor, Alex!

There are three passages here. The first is the "To be or not to be" soliloquy and the third is the "Alas, poor Yorick" speech. Not sure of the middle soliloquy, although I'd guess it's the one where he's ready to kill Claudio but balks at it:
"Now might I do it pat now he is praying,
And now I'll do it, and so he goes to heaven."

Here's a wonderful poem by Vysotski on an actor preparing for Hamlet:

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Hamlet in Space 3 months 2 weeks ago #7247

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Steve Minkin wrote:
Not sure of the middle soliloquy, although I'd guess it's the one where he's ready to kill Claudio but balks at it...


No, it Act 3, Scene 1:

ROSENCRANTZ:
Madam, it so fell out, that certain players
We o'erraught on the way. Of these we told him,
And there did seem in him a kind of joy

Moving the curtain .... maybe it was a wall. I do not know. Perhaps it was The Wall. Do you remember the "Pink Floyd The Wall" by Alan Parker? I really like this movie.
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Hamlet in Space 3 months 2 weeks ago #7248

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That's the first soliloquy, To be or not to be. It begins after all the others leave.
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Hamlet in Space 3 months 2 weeks ago #7249

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I think in this version he begins the soliloquy on his side of the wall before the others leave the stage, although the text has Hamlet beginning his soliloquy once the king, queen, Polonius, and Hamlet's two schoolmates leave the stage.

I remember Pink Floyd well, and The Wall album, which I liked. I was an original hippie. But I always felt the whole British Invasion thing, including Pink Floyd, was a distraction from the more soulful Motown and Phil Spector wall-of-sound records..Of course, I grew up in NYC in the 1950s, with Doo Wop on every streetcorner,, and your mileage may vary.
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Hamlet in Space 3 months 2 weeks ago #7250

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Vysotsky read Hamlet's soliloquy in the play - 3 times. Yes, It was.
The sequence of scenes in this video:

1. Act 3, Scene 1
2. To be or not to Be
3. To be or not to Be (repeat, 1970, a young Vysotsky)
4. Poor Yorick

You'll laugh, Steve. Full video version of the play does not exist. Only little fragments. It is painful and sad... the premiere took place in 1971.
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