History Theatre / Hamlet

15th May '16 4:01:07 PM Katsuhagi
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* RemarriedToTheMistress: Gertrude's marriage to Claudius is implied to have been this, since it's suggested the two were having an affair.
9th May '16 9:14:52 AM Spindriver
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* FriendsAreChosenFamilyArent: Hamlet is a thoughtful, academic fellow who has friends both close and distant, and a developing romance with a girl who has even stronger feelings for him. Unfortunately, his uncle turns out to have murdered his father and married his mother. Everything goes downhill from there, as Hamlet turns into a ruthless avenger despite himself.
21st Apr '16 6:13:21 PM PaulA
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-->'''Polonius''': The best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral...

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-->'''Polonius''': -->'''Polonius:''' The best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral...



-->'''Hamlet''': For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,\\

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-->'''Hamlet''': -->'''Hamlet:''' For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,\\



-->'''Hamlet''': Do you think I mean '''c'''o'''unt'''ry matters?

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-->'''Hamlet''': -->'''Hamlet:''' Do you think I mean '''c'''o'''unt'''ry matters?



-->'''Hamlet''': The rest is silence.

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-->'''Hamlet''': -->'''Hamlet:''' The rest is silence.



-->'''Ophelia''': There's rosemary, that's for remembrance; pray, love, remember; and there is pansies, that's for thoughts. [...] There's fennel for you, and columbines; there's rue for you, and here's some for me; we may call it herb of grace o' Sundays. O, you must wear your rue with a difference. There's a daisy. I would give you some violets, but they wither'd all when my father died.

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-->'''Ophelia''': -->'''Ophelia:''' There's rosemary, that's for remembrance; pray, love, remember; and there is pansies, that's for thoughts. [...] ''[...]'' There's fennel for you, and columbines; there's rue for you, and here's some for me; we may call it herb of grace o' Sundays. O, you must wear your rue with a difference. There's a daisy. I would give you some violets, but they wither'd all when my father died.



--->'''Laertes''': Why, as a woodcock to mine own springe, Osric,\\

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--->'''Laertes''': --->'''Laertes:''' Why, as a woodcock to mine own springe, Osric,\\



-->'''Claudius''': My words fly up: my thoughts remain below.\\

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-->'''Claudius''': -->'''Claudius:''' My words fly up: my thoughts remain below.\\



-->'''Hamlet''': I have heard of your paintings too, well enough; God has given you one face, and you make yourselves another.

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-->'''Hamlet''': -->'''Hamlet:''' I have heard of your paintings too, well enough; God has given you one face, and you make yourselves another.



-->'''Polonius''': What are you reading?\\
'''Hamlet''': Words, words, words.

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-->'''Polonius''': -->'''Polonius:''' What are you reading?\\
'''Hamlet''': '''Hamlet:''' Words, words, words.



* PassiveAggressiveKombat: Dear ''lord''. Everyone in the play engages in this in someway. If a character says something to another that outwardly appears thoughtful, compassionate, and constructive, chances are that its actually insulting, emasculating, and harmful when you read between the lines. ''Especially'' prevalent in Hamlet's lines to Polonius:
-->'''Polonius''': I mean, the matter that you read, my lord.\\
'''Hamlet''': Slanders, sir, for the satirical rogue says here that old men have grey beards, that their faces are wrinkled, their eyes purging thick amber and plum-tree gum and that they have a plentiful lack of wit, together with most weak hams.[[note]]In this last bit, Hamlet basically says Polonius has a flabby ass.[[/note]]

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* PassiveAggressiveKombat: Dear ''lord''. Everyone in the play engages in this in someway. If a character says something to another that outwardly appears thoughtful, compassionate, and constructive, chances are that its it's actually insulting, emasculating, and harmful when you read between the lines. ''Especially'' Especially prevalent in Hamlet's lines to Polonius:
-->'''Polonius''': -->'''Polonius:''' I mean, the matter that you read, my lord.\\
'''Hamlet''': '''Hamlet:''' Slanders, sir, for the satirical rogue says here that old men have grey beards, that their faces are wrinkled, their eyes purging thick amber and plum-tree gum and that they have a plentiful lack of wit, together with most weak hams.[[note]]In this last bit, Hamlet basically says Polonius has a flabby ass.[[/note]]



-->The point!—envenom'd too! Then, venom, to thy work. ''(Stabs Claudius)''

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-->The point!—envenom'd -->'''Hamlet:''' The point!--envenom'd too! Then, venom, to thy work. ''(Stabs Claudius)''''[stabs Claudius]''



-->'''Hamlet''': For thou dost know, O Damon dear,\\

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-->'''Hamlet''': -->'''Hamlet:''' For thou dost know, O Damon dear,\\



'''Horatio''': You might have rhymed.[[note]]Horatio was expecting Hamlet to go for "ass", the obvious rhyme.[[/note]]

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'''Horatio''': '''Horatio:''' You might have rhymed.[[note]]Horatio was expecting Hamlet to go for "ass", the obvious rhyme.[[/note]]



-->'''Gertrude''': O, what a rash and bloody deed is this!

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-->'''Gertrude''': -->'''Gertrude:''' O, what a rash and bloody deed is this!



-->'''Polonius''': Hath there been such a time, I would fain know that, that I have positively said "'Tis so", when it prov'd otherwise?\\
'''Claudius''': Not that I know of.

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-->'''Polonius''': -->'''Polonius:''' Hath there been such a time, I would fain know that, that I have positively said "'Tis so", when it prov'd otherwise?\\
'''Claudius''': '''Claudius:''' Not that I know of.
21st Apr '16 2:44:08 PM Aquila89
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* PreMortemOneLiner: Hamlet, when he finally kills Claudius after hearing that his sword was poisoned.
-->The point!—envenom'd too! Then, venom, to thy work. ''(Stabs Claudius)''
6th Apr '16 11:18:17 AM LordGro
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*** The stage direction "Exeunt severally; Hamlet dragging in Polonius," may come off this way.
6th Apr '16 11:01:07 AM annieholmes
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*** The stage direction "Exeunt severally; Hamlet dragging in Polonius," may come off this way.
3rd Apr '16 11:37:55 AM Silverblade2
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* DeathByAdaptation: The Branagh version goes above and beyond the call of duty by adding Osric and all of the named palace guards to the fatalities in the final scene.



* KillEmAll: The Branagh version goes above and beyond the call of duty by adding Osric and all of the named palace guards to the fatalities in the final scene.
31st Mar '16 6:30:18 AM Silverblade2
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* NoYou: When Gertrude lectures her son.
-->'''Queen Gertrude:''' Hamlet, thou hast thy father much offended.\\
'''Hamlet:''' Mother, you have my father much offended.



* {{World of Ham}}let

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: And how!

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* %%* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: And how!
23rd Mar '16 4:59:45 PM WillKeaton
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Since ''Hamlet'' is almost always performed with cuts (performing the whole thing usually takes almost four hours), arguably ''every'' production is an adaptation, some even switching out scenes for pacing purposes (like the 2010 version did as explained [[http://blip.tv/file/4634599 here]] and [[http://blip.tv/file/4631899 here]]. Sometimes the basic idea is what's adapted, more or less faithfully, and little or none of the original language is used.

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Since ''Hamlet'' is almost always performed with cuts (performing the whole thing usually takes almost four hours), arguably ''every'' production is an adaptation, some even switching out scenes for pacing purposes (like the 2010 version did as explained [[http://blip.tv/file/4634599 here]] and [[http://blip.tv/file/4631899 here]]. here.]] Sometimes the basic idea is what's adapted, more or less faithfully, and little or none of the original language is used.
23rd Feb '16 3:28:57 AM MasoTey
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* NotMyDriver: In the Almereyda/Hawke film, the scene where Hamlet intends to kill his uncle Claudius is played this way -- Hamlet replaces the chauffeur. Claudius gives his IgnoredEpiphany soliloquy in the backseat of his limo.
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