Coontrast of the "to be or not to be" scene. : LUSENET : Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet : One Thread

I need examples of differences of the branagh and zeffireli version during the to be or not to be speech...

-- Billee Rae (, October 19, 2003


As in, Zef. put it in the wrong spot ...?

Yes. Well. Also, Gibson was more upset, distraught, desperate; Branagh was more thinking, analyzing, calculating. With Branagh's direction, we are made to remember he is not alone, a detached, tragic hero Hamlet doing his moment soliloquizing: he's a guy in trouble, thinking out loud, with a bastard and a prat eavesdropping, in the midst of the course of a whole sequence of events. Zef. has Hamlet having a mope and a moan by himself in a crypt - a little, I think, sentimentally melodramatic.

-- catherine england (, October 20, 2003.

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