|"Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him well."|
Kelvin and I saw the HD Encore last night.
Kelvin said that he wished he had brushed up on the play.
I saw it twice last fall, the version with Benedict Cumberbatch. Now Jonathan Goad, a Canadian actor, starred in the role of Hamlet.
There were highlights in the play. One of them was the fushia tights and the heeled shoes of the play-within-the-play king. I couldn't keep my eyes off of those legs.
Ophelia was lovely; Gertrude played with depth.
The solioquys seemed to be changed. I think it is the body language that is added that brings a different meaning to the words. Old, yet new.
I love the interaction with the audience. And for the first time, while watching Hamlet, I found myself laughing with delight over how delicious some of the lines were.
When the play ended, I too was saying, "Goodnight, sweet Prince."