re-cover nr.103

Hamlet - William Shakespeare

These pictures were taken in the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam in 2009.

William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright.

Hamlet was first published around 1600.

Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, Kenneth Branagh, and more recently Jude Law, among others, all played Hamlet both on stage or on screen.
The first adaptation of Hamlet to screen though was Sarah Bernhardt's five-minute film of the fencing scene in 1899.
The film The Bad Sleep Well (1960), by Akira Kurosawa, is also based upon the play.
Heiner Müller, in 1977, wrote a postmodernist version of Hamlet, Die Hamletmaschine.

"To be or not to be - that is the question"

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