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		Date:	Wednesday, 20 Feb
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	Date:		Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008
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	Subject:	RE: SHK 19.0114 The Best Hamlet
	
	I'd like to
 weigh in on the side of Jacobi as Hamlet. I saw both Rylance and Dillane
 in performances, and approved of both renditions, given the particular concepts
 embraced by their directors. I have also seen the filmed performances nominated.
 Still and all, Jacobi's Hamlet is my favorite.
	
	Nick Clary
	
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	Date:		Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 14:52:29
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	Subject:	RE: SHK 19.0114 The Best Hamlet
	
	No votes for Richard
 Burton's rehearsal dress Hamlet? My very first live theater Hamlet and still
 my most cherished.
	
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	Date:		Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008
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	Subject:	Re: SHK 19.0114 The Best Hamlet
	
	I agree
 with Mark Alexander and Charles Weinstein regarding Derek Jacobi's Hamlet.
 It's one of the most intelligent I've seen. I also agree that Ralph Feinnes
 and Kenneth Branagh don't belong on anyone's top ten (I don't understand
 how the Feinnes Hamlet won a Tony! I've expressed my dislike for Branagh
 on this list in the past). To the list of unsupportable choices, I would
 add the Ethan Hawke, which I thought was awful. As a youth, I saw Richard
 Burton's Hamlet and was greatly affected by it-the video doesn't come close
 to doing it justice. Someone had earlier mentioned Kevin Kline's Hamlet,
 but I find it somewhat dull.
	
	I heard years ago that Peter O'Toole was
 a great Hamlet (with, I believe, Derek Jacobi as Laertes), but that was second
 hand information-does anyone have any first-hand experience with that one?
 Also, while my memory holds, the Christopher Plummer "Hamlet at Elsinore"
 in the mid 1960s was impressive-and Robert Shaw was one of the best Claudiuses
 I can remember. I'd like to get a DVD of that one if it ever comes out.

 
	Paul E. Doniger
	
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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0122  Sunday, 24 February 2008

[1] 	From:	Nicholas Clary <
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	Date:	Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 14:25:58 -0500
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[2] 	From:	Abigail Quart <
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	Date:	Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 14:52:29 -0500
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	Date:	Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 19:09:51 -0800 (PST)
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Date:		Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 14:25:58 -0500
Subject: 19.0114 The Best Hamlet
Comment:	RE: SHK 19.0114 The Best Hamlet

I'd like to weigh in on the side of Jacobi as Hamlet. I saw both Rylance 
and Dillane in performances, and approved of both renditions, given the 
particular concepts embraced by their directors. I have also seen the 
filmed performances nominated. Still and all, Jacobi's Hamlet is my 
favorite.

Nick Clary

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From:		Abigail Quart <
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Date:		Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 14:52:29 -0500
Subject: 19.0114 The Best Hamlet
Comment:	RE: SHK 19.0114 The Best Hamlet

No votes for Richard Burton's rehearsal dress Hamlet? My very first live 
theater Hamlet and still my most cherished.

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From:		Paul E. Doniger <
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Date:		Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 19:09:51 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 19.0114 The Best Hamlet
Comment:	Re: SHK 19.0114 The Best Hamlet

I agree with Mark Alexander and Charles Weinstein regarding Derek 
Jacobi's Hamlet. It's one of the most intelligent I've seen. I also 
agree that Ralph Feinnes and Kenneth Branagh don't belong on anyone's 
top ten (I don't understand how the Feinnes Hamlet won a Tony! I've 
expressed my dislike for Branagh on this list in the past). To the list 
of unsupportable choices, I would add the Ethan Hawke, which I thought 
was awful. As a youth, I saw Richard Burton's Hamlet and was greatly 
affected by it-the video doesn't come close to doing it justice. Someone 
had earlier mentioned Kevin Kline's Hamlet, but I find it somewhat dull.

I heard years ago that Peter O'Toole was a great Hamlet (with, I 
believe, Derek Jacobi as Laertes), but that was second hand 
information-does anyone have any first-hand experience with that one? 
Also, while my memory holds, the Christopher Plummer "Hamlet at 
Elsinore" in the mid 1960s was impressive-and Robert Shaw was one of the 
best Claudiuses I can remember. I'd like to get a DVD of that one if it 
ever comes out.

Paul E. Doniger

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editor assumes no responsibility for them.
 

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