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
Shakespeare’s Hamlet have been read and spoken for centuries. Thanks to the invention of film, we are now able to watch this piece of art being performed over and over. But directors and producers can now evoke so many different meanings and interpretations through their actors that sometimes it’s hard to tell how exactly the play was meant to be done in the first place. Nevertheless, in 1996, director and actor Kenneth Branagh released a traditional version of Hamlet, and in 2000, director Michael Almereyda…
Mabinogi, a game that combines Irish Mythology with adventures of fantasy life, surprises its audience by including the works of Shakespeare. While the works of Shakespeare can be unappealing for the youth audience of today, Mabinogi changes this view by making Shakespeare a grand part of the player’s experience. 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…
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.
Due to the popularity of Hamlet, many versions of it have been made in film and theatre…
R1/ Hamlet Film Writing Assignment
1) To create our reenactment of Hamlet’s soliloquy in Act 3 Scene 2 we watched several videos to see how the interpreted the play before we created our own. The one that inspired us the most was David Tennant, Patrick Stewart, & Penny Downie’s video. The element of the film that best illustrated my understanding of the play was how the actor used his tone in voice, how long he drew out the words, and his overall reactions…
John Dover Wilson once wrote a book entitled, What happens in Hamlet. Of course, nothing happens in Hamlet, as anyone who has read the play will know. The play is a study in Hamlet's hesitation, his inability to act, his inability to "force the moment to its crisis." Most of the significant action in the play takes place before the play begins, or takes place off stage (such as the suicide of Ophelia) or occurs in the final scene, when Hamlet avenges the death of his father. Perhaps the only occasion…
Hamlet Character Analysis: Hamlet
One aspect that makes William Shakespeare’s Hamlet alluring is how he broke the limiting mold of the one-dimensional character by representing characters in all of their human complexity. Hamlet, for example, is a compelling character because he is complicated. As Hamlet himself observes early in the play in, “Tis not alone my inky cloak/nor customary suits of solemn black, /Nor…forced breath/No, nor the fruitful…
all of their human complexity. 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). Hamlet insists that he is an individual…
Melancholy, madness and memory-
The modern psychological label of bipolar disorder (manic depression) fits Hamlet very well. It was a mental state recognized at the time blamed on melancholy caused by excessive introspection.
Melancholy (the word means “black bible” was considered an unnatural state, a physical disease caused by an imbalance between the four elemental fluids or bodily humours in the human body.
A tradition of revenge tragedy was that the aggrieved character should become mad with…
Units 3 and 4 English
Practice Exam Question Booklet
Duration: 15 minutes reading time, 3 hours writing time
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What was the central conflict of the film? What was the setting? What themes emerge?
What did you notice about the way in which the film was made? Was it done on a sound
stage? On locations? On a theatrical stage? Was it black and white or color? Grainy or
smooth? 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…