Click here to enter More Highlights. Our productions of Hamlet over the years have included many famous actors playing the title role: Paul Scofield and Robert Helpman alternating the role in 1948; Ian Bannen in 1961; David Warner in 1965; Alan Howard in 1970; Ben Kingsley in 1975; Michael Pennington in 1980; Roger Rees in 1984; Mark Rylance in 1989; Kenneth Branagh in 1992; Alex Jennings in 1997; Samuel West … I wanted to do Hamlet in a modern context.
How you convince a modern audience that ghosts exist and help them to believe in what Hamlet is seeing. Chose the Act & Scene from the list below to read Hamlet translated into modern English I try, I suppose, to make it what I call 'modern iconic', so you can look at it and not quite know which decade it is, but it has an accessibility. In the 2016 production, Simon Godwin set the play in an African royal family and explored the idea that there are many modern African cultures that believe in the presence of the supernatural.
John Gielgud played Hamlet over 500 times, in six different productions in New York, Elsinore in Denmark, and in London.Gielgud was the definitive 20th century Hamlet, famed for his ability to convey subtle thoughts, and for his voice. Hamlet is at the Barbican until October 31; hamlet-barbican.com Telegraph subscribers can win one of five pairs of tickets to see Hamlet on Saturday, October 3, 2015. 1913 Silent film with the Victorian Hamlet. 1990 Mel Gibson in Zefferelli's film. Read the NoSweatShakespeare Modern Hamlet ebook for free! Past productions. Past Productions.
1963 Orson Welles in discussion 1980 The BBC Television Shakespeare. In this scene, Hamlet summoned his dead father using ritual.