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Depp, Brando, and Hamlet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0673  Wednesday, 18 July 2006

[1] 	From: 	Aaron Azlant <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 18 Jul 2006 09:51:34 -0700
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0670 Depp, Brando, and Hamlet

[2] 	From: 	Barb Flues <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 18 Jul 2006 13:31:15 EDT
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From: 		Aaron Azlant <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 18 Jul 2006 09:51:34 -0700
Subject: 17.0670 Depp, Brando, and Hamlet
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0670 Depp, Brando, and Hamlet

For whatever it's worth, I think that Brando would have made a 
superlative Lear towards the end of his life. He balances fearsome and 
pathetic like few actors could/can; his turn as Paul in "Last Tango" is 
probably the strongest evidence in favor of that point that I can muster.

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From: 		Barb Flues <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 18 Jul 2006 13:31:15 EDT
Subject: 17.0670  Depp, Brando, and Hamlet
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0670  Depp, Brando, and Hamlet

Devastating but true, although I think Jack Lemmon's performance in 
Hamlet deserved a special place in the hall of infamous Shakespeare 
performances.

Denzell Washington (a fine actor) had a bit of trouble in Much Ado 
handling the line breaks.

Both he and Lemmon would have benefited from a script typed with run-on 
speeches. Or maybe not.

I await with interest a new production: The Quirky Hamlet.

Barb Flues

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