Friday, May 29, 2009

Tennant's Hamlet To Be Filmed

Tennant's Hamlet To Be Filmed
Stewart also returns for TV version
Source: BBC
Tennant's Hamlet To Be Filmed

David Tennant, lately Doctor Who around these parts, gave an absolutely storming performance as Hamlet last year in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of that play, so we thought you'd want to know that he's reprising his role - along with fellow thespian Patrick Stewart, who played both Claudius and the Ghost - for a three-hour BBC version of the play.

Yes, if you were one of the many, many people who either couldn't get a ticket to see the play in London or Stratford or who missed Tennant when he was forced to retire due to a bad back, there's another chance.

The play is one of the world's most famous, and basically sees a guy dither for four acts about whether or not to avenge his father's death. It is, however, one of the greatest pieces of drama ever written and certainly one that's provided the titles to more films than any other (probably): To Be Or Not To Be, What Dreams May Come, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (seriously).

The play will be shownon BBC2 later this year. In the meantime, and with Tennant's tenancy as the Doctor on Doctor Who drawing to a close, new Doctor Matt Smith's companion has been revealed as Karen Gillan. You can read all about that here.

Source: EmpireOnline

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