The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0233  Monday, 11 June 2012


From:        Marilyn A. Bonomi <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         June 8, 2012 5:16:48 PM EDT

Subject:     Yale Repertory Theatre to Mount Hamlet in 2013


I just got (rather belatedly) the schedule of productions for Yale Repertory Theatre.


Hamlet is scheduled March 15-April 13 2013.


Star of this production is Paul Giamatti.  Now I know he’s classically trained, having done his MFA at Yale School of Drama. And I know he’s done Shakespeare before, having seen him at Yale Rep doing Jaques probably 1993 or 94.


And certainly he’s both skilled and talented.


But somehow I cannot picture him as Hamlet.  John Adams, sure. Hamlet? Not so much. I wondered how others viewed this particular casting.  I am totally unaware of what “creative” perspective, if any, director (And Yale Rep Artistic Director) James Bundy will be bringing to the production.


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