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theanxiouskitten · 2 days ago
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My interpretation of Lady Ophelia floating in the water from Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
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celluloidvampire · 3 months ago
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always thinking about the production of hamlet i saw at the pop up globe a couple of years ago where everyone was costumed in typical shakespearean dress and the set was fairly minimal BUT! they gave polonius an iphone. it was like a running gag that his ringtone kept going off when hamlet or claudius were trying to speak and they would get more and more impatient with him every time. the cast had perfect comedic timing and it was such a perfect modernisation of typical shakespeare humour
but oh my God. the nervous laughter that rippled through the audience when his phone went off behind the tapestry. the heavy silence that followed, interrupted only by the incessant chime of polonius' ringtone and a muffled "shit, shit!" while he tried to decline the call. it keeps ringing even after hamlet has already put his sword through him. hamlet picks it up in his bloody hands and ends the call, puts it back in polonius' grasp before turning back to face gertrude.
hands down the best set up and pay-off of any addition to a shakespeare play i have ever witnessed
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sir-galahadnt · a month ago
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crystallizedtwilight · a month ago
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whoops
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sambuckies · 7 months ago
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hamlet / bill and ted’s excellent adventure
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queenklu · 3 months ago
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I was so confused during today’s Drac Daily about this part in particular
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Because that??? Bro, that ain’t Hamlet.
I went digging and found someone attempting to explain it:
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If it is referencing this scene then it’s the part in the play where Hamlet says he’s going to throw everything off the table of his mind and focus only on revenge (this does...not work out for him).
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SO BASICALLY
B A S I C A L L Y
Stoker’s dumb acting friend MISQUOTED SHAKESPEARE loudly and often enough that it wound up in this novel????????
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weaver-z · 3 months ago
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The funniest characters ever are the ones who are like. "If this character had gay sex, we could have avoided all of this."
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princesskuragina · 6 months ago
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So tired of shallow readings of texts that begin and end with "these two men were gay for each other" ESPECIALLY bc it almost always goes hand in hand with dismissing all female characters out of hand. Yes nick was gay for gatsby but daisy is an extremely important part of novel and gatsby's relationship to her is absolutely vital. Yes goodnight sweet prince is a little fruity but I also care deeply about the tense gender politics of hamlet and ophelia's relationship and her position as a foil to him and also isn't it SO much more interesting if Hamlet really did love her? If he loved her and yet? Like I'm not saying these men aren't gay but it's not worth sacrificing the women of the story
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bewaretheidesofmarchyall · 3 months ago
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do you see it
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eggbabey · 8 months ago
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good night sweet sdv grandpa and his fucked up bed; and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest
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onyourwhereabouts · 3 months ago
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hamlet daily but instead of emails it’s a series of increasingly alarming tweets from hamlet’s private twitter account
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lungthief · 10 months ago
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irl-magicalgirl · a year ago
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KING SHIT
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crystallizedtwilight · a month ago
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can u believe the play ends like this
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prokopetz · 16 days ago
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It just occurred to me that out of the five people who die at Hamlet’s hands in Hamlet, four of them are due to accidents or misunderstandings. Like:
Polonius: Hamlet is stabbing blindly and has no idea that it’s Polonius behind the curtain – he thinks it’s Claudius, and has no specific reason to want Polonius dead.  
Rosencrantz and Guidenstern: Hamlet is under the mistaken impression that they were aware of the contents of Claudius’ letter when he orders their deaths.  
Laertes: As far as Hamlet knows, it isn’t meant to be a duel to the death, and he isn’t even aware the blade is poisoned at the time that he strikes the fatal blow, having exchanged blades with his opponent by accident.  
Claudius: This is literally the only time in the entire play that Hamlet deliberately sets out to kill someone on the basis of good information and stabs the correct guy.
Dude is literally running an 80% fuckup rate.
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missellewoods · 7 months ago
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literally i just can’t comprehend any interpretation of hamlet that doesn’t put grief at the center like. hamlet’s father died and he is actively grieving throughout the play that is the driver of all of his behavior. “is hamlet actually crazy or is he putting on a performance” is a boring question to me because grief is a type of insanity. grief makes you feel like you are performing even when you are all alone. it makes you feel like you’re seeing things it makes you feel completely alone it makes you cling to the people around you it makes you push them away it makes you angry and sad and hamlet wants to kill claudius for replacing his father and taking his mother from him as much as he wants to kill him for revenge.
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sir-galahadnt · 2 months ago
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king hamlets ghost: hamlet my son you have to avenge my murder. kill claudius ASAP kill claudius IMMEDIATELY you have to jump to your revenge RIGHT NOW
hamlet:
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