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Double Hamlets

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0141  Tuesday, 30 March 2010

[1]  From:      Stephen Buhler < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
     Date:      March 26, 2010 4:08:49 PM EDT
     Subj:      Re: SHK 21.0131 Double Hamlets 

[2]  From:      Mike Shapiro < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
     Date:      March 26, 2010 4:19:32 PM EDT
     Subj:      RE: SHK 21.0131  Double Hamlets 

[3]  From:      Jack Heller < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
     Date:      March 27, 2010 10:58:03 AM EDT
     Subj:      Re: SHK 21.0131 Double Hamlets 

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From:         Stephen Buhler < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Date:         March 26, 2010 4:08:49 PM EDT
Subject: 21.0131 Double Hamlets
Comment:      Re: SHK 21.0131 Double Hamlets

In Celestino Coronada's experimental filmed *Hamlet* (1976), twins Tony Meyer and David Meyer play both Hamlet and Laertes. The production also features Quentin Crisp as Polonius and Helen Mirren as both Gertrude and Ophelia. David Meyer would appear as Ferdinand in Derek Jarman's alternatively moody and extravagant *The Tempest* (1979) and Lysander in Coronada's *A Midsummer Night's Dream* (1985), based on a stage production by Lindsay Kemp and David Brandon Haughton.

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From:         Mike Shapiro < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Date:         March 26, 2010 4:19:32 PM EDT
Subject: 21.0131  Double Hamlets
Comment:      RE: SHK 21.0131  Double Hamlets

Another off point comment but . . . Kevin Costner and William Hurt play double roles in the movie, "Mr. Brooks." A serial murderer attempts to control his impulses while his shadowy double finds these attempts at self discipline laughable. The relationship had a rich eerie quality. However, a double Hamlet? Why?  To give more students get a chance at bat? 

Mike Shapiro

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From:         Jack Heller < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Date:         March 27, 2010 10:58:03 AM EDT
Subject: 21.0131 Double Hamlets
Comment:      Re: SHK 21.0131 Double Hamlets

>Not exactly Hamlet but Todd Haynes's 2007 film _I'm Not
>There_ has six characters (played by Christian Bale,
>Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Heath
>Ledger, and Ben Whishaw) embodying different aspects of
>Bob Dylan's life, work, and public persona. The film opens
>with the caption: "Inspired by the music and the many lives
>of Bob Dylan." Except for the caption and credits, Dylan's
>name does not appear in the film itself.

Hardy, you left one Dylan out: a film clip of Dylan himself in the 1960s doing a harmonica solo at the end of the movie.

Jack Heller

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