If I was a director creating Hamlet the way I saw fit, I would depict Hamlet as more acting crazy than actually being crazy. The reason I see him as more stable than he may appear to other characters is because the ghost that appeared to him was telling the truth about his demise. If Hamlet had gone through with his plan to prove Claudius was a murderer through watching his expression as he watched the play with in the play depicting the king being killed and Claudius was proven not to be guilty, Hamlet would come off as crazy because the apparition that came to him was wrong and would create a doubt in my mind that Hamlet had in fact imagined the ghost and was indeed crazy. Due to the ghosts truthfulness it says to me that Hamlet is not crazy. As the director in the scene where Hamlet confronts his mother and kills Polonius (act 3 scene 4), I would want Hamlet to come off as angry, but at the same time level headed. If he came bounding into the room and began throwing his mother around I believe he would come off as crazy to the audience and that is not how I see him. I would have him enter the stage yelling at his mother, but I would have him stay far from her up until he kills Polonius. As Hamlet walks toward Gertrude, I would have her saying the line “what have I done, that thou dar’st wag thy tongue in noise so rude against me?” (pg. 173 lines 47-48). At this point I would have Hamlet calm down his tone; he would still be pressing his mother, but not yelling at her. Once the Ghost appears I would have Hamlet seem surprised by this visit, but then calm down and speak normally to the ghost. It may seem strange to be talking to nothing in Gertrude’s eyes, but it is far less insane then
Thankfully, though, both directors stayed true to the fencing scene, the drowning of Ophelia, and the poisoning of Gertrude – all key elements of the story.
Another key element to the story is the mental state of Hamlet. Although both directors show his madness very well, and are sure that he evokes it outwardly with his actions and diction, they do so in different ways. Branagh, who was not only the director, but also played Hamlet as well, evoked a bi-polar madness in Hamlet.…
Likewise, the director Sung June Moon creates a version of Hamlet that appeals to a young audience of gamers by simplifying the play for the audience, creating symbolism in the setting, and presenting a different interpretation of the play. With these important characteristics applied by the director, the scene that best shows his works is Hamlet’s soliloquy in Act 3, Scene 1.
The director Sung June Moon, appeals to the young audience by simplifying the soliloquy in Act 3, Scene 1.…
Hamlet Comparative Film Study
Topic 1: the portrayal of the King and Queen: How are the moments leading up to their deaths presented? Does this direction suggest the audience should convict them or absolve them-or a combination of the two?
Topic 2: the portrayal of the entrance of Fortinbras: how is this important entrance staged? How has the director interpreted Fortinbras role in the conclusion of the tragedy.…
Maybe the director did this to hint that Hamlet wanted to look back on his thoughts or even want someone to find them later in the play. I believe this was a smart choice because it brought a more modern interpretation of the play to the viewer and…
It is interesting that Chekov's first success in this mode was The Seagull (1896), a play which is more than a little indebted to Hamlet. Both Arkadina and Trepliov recite from Hamlet, and Chekov clearly intended drawing a parallel between their relationship and that of Gertrude and Hamlet. Trepliov jealously compares Trigorin to Hamlet and quotes Hamlet's lines to Nina: "Words, words, words" (Chekov 146).…
Hamlet, for example, is a compelling character because he is complicated. As Hamlet himself observes early in the play in one of the important quotes from Hamlet by William Shakespeare, “ ‘Tis not alone my inky cloak…/nor customary suits of solemn black,/Nor…forced breath/No, nor the fruitful river in the eye,/Nor the dejected ‘havior of the visage…/with all forms, moods, [and] shapes of grief,/That can denote me truly” (I.ii.77-84).…
Units 3 and 4 English
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How did the director use light and shadow? Were the camera angles at all
unusual? How did the use of camera angles, lighting, and sound contribute to the whole
WIKI-HOW -----HOW TO WRITE A MOVIE REVIEW
Gather basic facts about the movie.
You can do this before or after you watch the
movie, but you should definitely do it before you write the review, because you'll need
to weave the facts into your review as you write.…