History Trivia / Hamlet

19th Aug '16 5:21:25 AM 06tele
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* WordOfStPaul: The text of much of the notoriously garbled First Quarto of Hamlet is widely believed to have been reconstructed from memory by whoever played Marcellus in an early production, because all the scenes with Marcellus in them are closer to their counterparts in later editions, whereas whenever Marcellus is offstage the text starts to read like a best guess by someone who's witnessed several productions but has never bothered to memorise the whole thing. The 'mousetrap' scenes in the First Quarto are also very much as they are in later editions, suggesting that the actor doubled up (highly common in Renaissance theatre) and was in those scenes too.
2nd May '16 6:25:05 PM eowynjedi
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** Also, when Hamlet is referenced in media or other fiction, it usually combines his "To be or not to be" with the image of him holding Yorick's skull, which is a different scene altogether.
25th Apr '16 8:56:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Why on Earth would [[Film/HarryPotter Professor Lockhart]] be trying to kill [[Series/DoctorWho the Master]]?
** Why would [[Series/DoctorWho the Tenth Doctor]] be trying to kill [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Captain Picard]]? It's especially creepy because Creator/DavidTennant's "mad" Hamlet is unnervingly like his goofy Doctor.
*** On the other hand, it's pretty easy to understand why [[Series/JessicaJones2015 Kilgrave]] would see [[Film/XMen Professor Xavier]] as a serious threat.
** In Michael Almereyda's film version, [[Film/{{Dune}} Paul Atreides]] gets to be on the receiving end of a son's vengeance for his father's death.
** At the National Theatre, [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Sherlock Holmes]] plots to kill [[Series/GameOfThrones Mance Rayder]].
4th Mar '16 8:48:59 AM annieholmes
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** At the National Theatre, [[Series/Sherlock Sherlock Holmes]] plots to kill [[Series/GameOfThrones Mance Rayder]].

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** At the National Theatre, [[Series/Sherlock [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Sherlock Holmes]] plots to kill [[Series/GameOfThrones Mance Rayder]].
4th Mar '16 8:48:42 AM annieholmes
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** At the National Theatre, [[Series/Sherlock Sherlock Holmes]] plots to kill [[Series/GameOfThrones Mance Rayder]].
23rd Dec '15 2:15:40 AM LahmacunKebab
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Kenneth Branagh was only able to get fiancing under two conditions: a) An AllStarCast and b) and shorter cut for wider release.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Kenneth Branagh was only able to get fiancing financing under two conditions: a) An AllStarCast and b) and shorter cut for wider release.
19th Dec '15 3:52:55 PM SuddenFrost
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** ...and indirectly:
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1st Dec '15 8:14:16 AM babyhenchy1
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*** On the other hand, it's pretty easy to understand why [[Series/JessicaJones Kilgrave]] would see [[Film/XMen Professor Xavier]] as a serious threat.

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*** On the other hand, it's pretty easy to understand why [[Series/JessicaJones [[Series/JessicaJones2015 Kilgrave]] would see [[Film/XMen Professor Xavier]] as a serious threat.
23rd Nov '15 7:09:35 PM SuddenFrost
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** [[Film/{{Dune}} Paul Atreides]] gets to be on the receiving end of a son's vengeance for his father's death.

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*** On the other hand, it's pretty easy to understand why [[Series/JessicaJones Kilgrave]] would see [[Film/XMen Professor Xavier]] as a serious threat.
** In Michael Almereyda's film version, [[Film/{{Dune}} Paul Atreides]] gets to be on the receiving end of a son's vengeance for his father's death.
24th Oct '15 7:08:57 AM AnotherGuy
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* DawsonCasting: ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' joked that in the 1990 film version, Hamlet and Gertrude seem to be the same age. While not quite the case, it ''is'' bizarre to have Creator/MelGibson - 34 at the time of production - play the son of then-43-year-old Glenn Close!

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* DawsonCasting: ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' joked that in the 1990 film version, Hamlet and Gertrude seem to be the same age. While not quite the case, it ''is'' bizarre to have Creator/MelGibson - 34 at the time of production - play the son of then-43-year-old Glenn Close!Close! Hence the trope PlayingGertrude.
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