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Friday, October 16, 2015


I saw this!!!

Okay, not in London at the Barbican, of course, but at my local theater where the most recent performance was beamed around the world.

I admit right now, Benedict Cumberbatch was the draw for me, not the play itself. I know who Shakespeare is, of course, but I've never had to read one of his plays for school. I know vaguely the story of Hamlet and I struggled a bit following the nuances of the plot, but it as I said, it was all about Ben.

And I confess this is not an objective critique. I thought he was beautiful and brilliant. Seeing it live would have been lovely, I think, but seeing it through a camera and being able to be right there rather than stuck up on a balcony or in a back row behind someone six foot two was marvelous. We could get up close and personal with the story and with Ben.

And we were in the theater with the roomy seats that turned into recliners, so, yeah...

Here are a few my awful pictures, taken with an iPhone in a dark theater with no flash.

Images of the live audience.

 Bene doing a special interview prior to the performance.

This is one of the bows at the end.


Lara Lacombe said...

Very cool! Hamlet is one of my favorite Shakespearean plays--glad you got to see this version :)

Jen FitzGerald said...

I wish I could have seen it a second time so that I could have actually followed the plot a little better and not been completely dazzled by BC.

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