Sunday, 11 August 2013


"Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio—a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath bore me on his back a thousand times, and now how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? Your gambols? Your songs? Your flashes of merriment that were wont to set the table on a roar?"
Hamlet, Act V, Scene i

Here you can find a thorough analysis of  Shakespeare's most famous tragedy.

Now let's watch the famous soliloquy  "To Be or Not To Be" probably the most famous speech in the English language,  from the 1990 drama film on the Shakespearean  tragedy directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring Mel Gibson as well as Kenneth Branagh's performance in the film he directed and produced in 1996.

Here are some short videos  taken from the 2009 television film adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company's  modern-dress stage production of  Hamlet starring  the Scottish actor, David Tennant.

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