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Nichol Williamson Dies December 16

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.030  Friday, 27 January 2012

 

[1] From:         Thomas Davis < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         January 26, 2012 1:56:57 PM EST

     Subject:     Re: Nichol Williamson

 

[2] From:         Michael Zito < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         January 27, 2012 9:32:14 AM EST

     Subject:     Re: Nichol Williamson

 

 

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From:         Thomas Davis < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         January 26, 2012 1:56:57 PM EST

Subject:     Re: Nichol Williamson

 

The 1969 Hamlet film isn’t a great film, but it’s a truly great performance. Williamson’s “Nay, I know not: is it the King?” is one of the most thrilling lines I’ve ever heard. And Williamson is the only Hamlet I’ve seen where I actually believed he was seeing his father’s ghost. 

 

Tad Davis

 

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From:         Michael Zito < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         January 27, 2012 9:32:14 AM EST

Subject:     Re: Nichol Williamson

 

My favorite Macbeth.  I'm sorry to hear about this.  Even Nixon, in his book of memories, in a paragraph succeeding one about Sinatra performing at the White House, recalls having enjoyed Williamson recite from Hamlet for him and Mrs. Nixon . . . 

 

Williamson’s dagger speech and banquet scene are, to me, the best and most convincing in the business . . . . 

 

To the very echo,

mz

 

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