This shouldn't be such a surprise, as it is a fairly common double-cast. Easier now? Hamlet will often look directly at them, and at one point rips one out of the wall. The first author to express this thought in English was probably Geoffrey Chaucer. I think I had my eye more on the acting style and choices than anything else. One reason I abhor juries. “I have plowed and reaped and husked and chopped and mowed, and can any man do more than that?” (Sojourner Truth) Truer words were never spoken in 1851 and in 2016 as well. That was weird. Never have truer words been spoken by Shakespeare and these words are taken to the next level by the Reduced Shakespeare Company, or the RSC (not to be confused with the other RSC – Royal Shakespeare Company; a mistake that can be easily made! Ophelia never gets much to work with. Charles Swindoll; We cannot change our past. Jan 6, 2021 - Explore Rachel Casper's board "Truer Words Were Never Spoken" on Pinterest. If we want to talk about the Shakespeare first and the actor is secondary, we can do that too. Charles Swindoll; We cannot change our past. I'll admit the Ghost's armor was pretty silly-looking. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. Before he ever sees the ghost, he’s got issues. Had they kept him at bay, lit him differently, dressed him in something more "ghostly" (all white, or something? He’s never a threat to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, and even when he’s got a chance to kill Claudius he’s too hesitant. Get Started; Enable mobile theme. Could I have DVR’d it? Well I have the pointy stick now, let’s see how you like it.”  Coupling such a moment with the earlier depiction of “nerd” Hamlet brings things full circle rather nicely. I mean, things can always be worse than they are , right? The Elizabethans, unlike us, were "word people". i was truly disappointed in Stewart's subdued, minimal approach to the play within the play. That's a good one. Is it monetary wealth? 4373 matching entries found. Actual transparency might have been a tad much, methinks. I can go on and on quoting familiar philosophers, statesman, business people, etc. That’s a neat way to do it. Why shouldn’t he have some social adjustment difficulties? The easiest way to review Hamlet, I’ve found, is to break it into three distinct reviews : the direction, the rest of the cast, and Hamlet himself. They've *told* Claudius, and he gets it, that Hamlet's only acting nuts. I appreciate that in a live theatre production, certain asides and soliloquies could be directed at the audience. I certainly have not achieved much of that. And that his great energy is fueled by the great need to find an outlet; one which is able to absorb and appreciate what he sees in the same way as he is able to do; one he never finds; not because he's some psychopathic Yorick, reincarnated. Awesome Shakespeare tee with the image of William Shakespeare, with the author's autograph in red. And what made Tenant think the audience longed to … The words, however, were spoken by Polonius, not Hamlet (just in case anyone asks you). Tennant doesn’t need to be speaking Shakespeare’s words to act out his Hamlet. I wanted to share the experience with my geeks. But you're right, it was pretty understated. > > > YOU'RE A SCREW UP OF A DIFFERENT ORDER, WEBB, YOU CONSTANTLY > WANT ATTENTION (HMMM, LIKE ESSEX, AND YOUR "SOCIALIZING IS > UTTERLY DRAINING. Also faithful to your calling to replace the sickly, repulsive Jesus with The Elegant Aristocratic Visage Of The Fuhrer. How about fame? You are most yourself when attending to someone else…” A parent who majored in English remembers is that “no man is ever an island” is a quotation from John Donne, but can’t identify exactly where. It was this wonderful combination of nostalgia (remember the days before DVR where if you got up to go to the bathroom you missed stuff?) I do recall thinking that, there was one particular bit where she does something goofy like waves her arms over her head and makes funny noises or something and I specifically recall thinking, "That looks like she just copied something Tennant might have done." Charles Swindoll; We cannot change our past. Your email address will not be published. I wouldn’t have expected Claudius to do any of the dirty work, but he’d have no trouble having his goons do it. It would have been in character, and would have been very impressive. And so, twenty years older, we’re here to pen our thoughts on the plays of William Shakespeare. Simply put. Seriously, the SS was without a shred of doubt the noblest and virtuous military organisation in history, perhaps only barely approached by the Spartans. I actually really liked Polonius. "Truer words were never spoken" - William Shakespeare #AQuoteAboutQuotes #SeeWhatWeDidThere #TotallyMeta On to the supporting cast, and by that I basically mean Patrick Stewart. It's not so much the double casting that got me, although I admit I'd never really thought much about it (see new post on the subject). They want to talk about him, and his acting, and Shakespeare is secondary. A wise man once said ‘no man is ever an island’ and truer words were never spoken. "Three hours of Tenant is just too much." ), thrown in some special lighting effects or *something*, that would have helped a great deal. So often have we heard critics speak of a movie as "visually stunning," but in the case of "Titus," truer words were never spoken! For lots of reasons, this one definitely bears watching again. The one who WANTS to act, who NEEDS to do something, but is restricted from doing so by doubt. He was simply bursting with the energy of needing to do something, but being unable to. A wise man once said ‘no man is ever an island’ and truer words were never spoken. Can’t wait to get back to seeing Shakespeare in live performance (sigh). …again, you tell me. He looks, as I wrote on Twitter at the time, like he’s just walked out of a first-person shooter video game. David Tennant plays Hamlet as crazy. I think I’ll call this the WTF? That’s the best way I can describe him. Did he stupidly imagine that being barefooted whilst wearing a suit was an original way to express madness? At all. ", Norman Vincent Peale stated; "Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes. I barely know Tennant as the Doctor (I just started watching Who last week), so I was all set to be simply whelmed by this production. That speech is so crucial to the play, and Tenant wrecks it completely. especially after Polonius' murder. The supporting cast around him, tolerating him, are the funny ones. In the most obvious scene, where Claudius and Polonius are spying on Hamlet and Ophelia, they are hidden behind a two way mirror. At some point, you must have heard these infamous words: “This above all, to your own self be true!” They originate with the bard himself – William Shakespeare. He was just sort of there, like one of the boys hanging out, Claudius coming to see what the night watch was up to. Thanks for the redirect Shakespal. See more ideas about words, inspirational quotes, quotes. I agree with many of your points for many of the same reasons. Unknown. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. She seems to know what's happening to her. The ghost in the queen’s bedroom, by the way, was excellent. they caused "A Youthquake" by changing how they present the play. It was interesting there, increasing the general paranoia of a man who thought everybody was his enemy, even if they had to come back from the dead to get him. Laertes is … goofy. Throughout the play we’ve had a very non-threatening Hamlet, someone who clearly thinks he’s the smartest kid in the room and gets by on his wits alone because he can. But what I couldn't figure out from his portrayal was, is this a perfectly sane kid who is acting this way because he knows he can get away with it, or has he really lost it? He’s often played for comedy, but here he’s more annoying than anything else. All in all, nothing compares to live. Avon Court, at 18-20 Shakespeare Grove, Hawthorn stands as one of the city’s most splendid estates. There were the Shakespeare fans who were hesitant, at best, about Tennant’s performance. STOP THAT, it is very disconcerting. Healing quotes. But it was important to me to watch it as live as I could, as if we were watching the Academy Awards or something. But then…. How do you think the Ghost was made ghostly on the Elizabethan stage? Perhaps that is because I have seen so many performances at the American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse, where audience interaction is a crucial technique of their performance. .   Polonius is…irritating. tags: life, words. I hated the ghost at the beginning, but in the second coming he’s done quite well. You are most yourself when attending to someone else…” A parent who majored in English remembers is that “no man is ever an island” is a quotation from John Donne, but can’t identify exactly where. Seems like that should significantly impact how people deal with him, and yet I'm not sure that it does. “We can put anything on a stage, because our imaginations can do that…” truer words were never spoken. I can't even imagine that in a live theatre performance, much less one-on-one with the camera like that. This ends up being what I have the most trouble with. I’ve been trying to hold onto every moment. Except that he was dressed like he'd just finished up his live role-playing game. Truer Words Hath Never Been Spoken Quotes & Sayings . Reply: "Truer words were never spoken. It seems that Tennant and all involved decided to go with this interpretation as it's currently the popular scholarly interpretation of the character. I am used to seeing, how'd you put it, the "statue of a child who does not understand…our of gross naivete" that when an actress displays more range than that, it takes a little while for it to sink in. Can’t wait to get back to seeing Shakespeare in live performance (sigh). Later when he physically starts touching people it only emphasizes this problem. In the meantime, so grateful for this group and what our imaginations can do in this “virtual O.” Thank you for this wonderful intro, Professor! He … truer words were never spoken; william shakespeare; shakespeare; billy shakes; billy boy wigglespeare; 356 Notes Share. Truer Words Were Never Spoken! So maybe that is indeed what she was doing, Ophelia mimicking what she sees in front of her. Seeing his father's ghost definitely unhinged something, so even in saying that he was putting on the antic disposition, very often the madness possessed him more than he meant it to. To the Letter (Thursday Crossword, May 21) May 21, 2020 12:00 am ET Meet the Faculty (Wednesday Crossword, May 20) May 20, 2020 12:00 am ET A big fan of Shakespeare, I rented this movie not too long ago, expecting an average--if not mediocre--adaptation of the play. So I should continue to count my blessings. I agree that Stewart's costume as the Ghost was unsettling. He’s exactly the kind of king who, after Hamlet kills Polonius, has his thugs tie Hamlet to a chair down in the soundproof basement before coming down, taking off his jacket, rolling up his sleeves …  they don’t end up going for any sort of interrogation/torture sequence, but they well could have. It's a quote from William Shakespeare's Hamlet, and truer words were never spoken. We’re in the countdown hours until Cait leaves for college. They're about to do Macbeth, and the company is failing. ... Over time the scars may heal, but the words that were spoken will never be forgotten. If I've understood right, people ask Sir Patrick about that gesture and he won't tell anybody. posted by Buddy Wilds at 6:18 PM He seemed more grandfatherly and less cold, calculating evil. Having been a Doctor Who fan, I was super-excited and fairly generous when I watched it back in December. “We can put anything on a stage, because our imaginations can do that…” truer words were never spoken. What’s up with this dude’s eyes? "Truer words were never spoken" "When you two met....It was as if an irresistible force hit an immovable object"--Marie Lovallo circa 1984 ... William Shakespeare professed; "Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so." Although I have loved, do love and have been loved, that lifelong loving relationship that others (even those with wavering or even negative attitudes!) In one sitting you can take in only so much. your own Pins on Pinterest Such an incessantly hopping, scampering, arm-flapping, eye-rolling Skeletor of a Hamlet. And what made Tenant think the audience longed to … I think that this was a deliberate choice, and it’s what makes me give this review the headline that I did. i think i liked Horatio the best, to be honest. As to the interpretation of Hamlet, this seems to be very close to the original version. see, I can’t spoil things for people that haven’t seen it. He’s practically Jim Carrey in some scenes, and that’s not a good thing in a Shakespearean tragedy. He realizes, not that he’s been poisoned, but simply that Laertes is essentially cheating, trying to hurt him. I'll agree that the staring at the camera was distracting, as well as the security cameras. Truer words were never spoken…! When Laertes gets in his cheap shot and Hamlet realizes that he’s been using a sharpened foil, Tennant’s “Nay, come again!” is very clearly, as I wrote on Twitter, him really saying, “Oh you mother f%^&*ing son-of-a%^”. Example: "This is the best cake I have eaten in years!" Within the first ten minutes, I stood vastly corrected! It is usually expressed as, “Truer words were never spoken.”, and is kind of a generic response to statements like, “You sure are lucky to have such a nice wife.” “Truer words were never spoken.” Or, “They cured it with meds? See what I mean? Alexi wrote…"What specifically would you have liked to see in the ghost?". > Truer words were never spoken. Probably more from the "idea people" whom I think screwed a good thing in this production almost every time they had it. posted by Buddy Wilds at 1:32 PM Simply dreadful. What about love? "Three hours of Tenant is just too much." Seriously, the SS was without a shred of doubt the noblest and virtuous military organisation in history, perhaps only barely approached by the Spartans. 'The truth of the matter is, if you don't think Shakespeare is a great poet, you haven't done the work to encounter him as he demands to be encountered'. The actors look directly into the camera. As for me, Hitler is My God and Himmler is My Archangel. Black eye make up doesn’t make you crazy, it makes you look like one of the kids from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Much of the movie is shot as if through the eyes of security cameras. When he is/is pretending to be insane, he's barefoot. Stewart is better as the ghost than as Claudius–I do agree at least one ghostly image would have helped–but overall I can't complain about the production's choices. I like that. You’d have the same movie. Hitting the market recently, it has few peers. But I have to wonder what is. I have a job and a car to drive. But these are just my .2 cents (adjusted for inflation.). No time to check the blog regularly? Yes, the Ghost is more often double-cast with the Gravedigger, the Player King, or both, but I know an actor right now who is playing Claudius and the ghost. Likewise, does the cast think he's crazy, or are they just patronizing him? To Thine Own Self Be True. But here, here he’s caught off guard, he’s angry, and he’s got a weapon. She doesn't just show up in one seen as full-on loonybird, we see her more in that descent toward madness. He’s got the throne, he’s got the queen, he’s got everything well in hand and he knows it. > > THERE EVER WAS AN EDMUND SPENSER, > > > > Spenser's life is reasonably well documented, although Elizabeth is > > doubtless ignorant of it. Truer words were never spoken. This is actually a credit to the direction, not so much the acting, as it’s all about the camera work and whether we’re looking at the scene through Gertrude’s eyes, or Hamlet’s. Really pale makeup? We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. If Hamlet's just talking to himself all the time, if he is positively indifferent to how his words are perceived by those who have loved him–then why should we care? When Hamlet's scenes with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are done well, you get the sense that these are old friends, and part of the tragedy is you don't know how much Hamlet is toying with them or how much he is genuinely trying to communicate to them during the "what a piece of work is a man" speech. She's aware that she's losing her mind. What a dreadful Hamlet! Who is Dr. Who, anyway? There are homeless people, hungry people, terminally ill people, those with no family and few(if any) friends. Sign up for our weekly newsletter and we'll deliver it right to your inbox! i also felt the need to have the text open, so i went to the MIT shakespeare script and saw how much they cut, how they jumped all over at one point, swapping scenes. Not to mention that the Third Reich was despite its short length, the greatest civilisation the world has ever seen, with the most brilliant and charismatic… "Live role-playing game." The sign says "We are all connected in some way." The work must go on. But who? And the lack of eye contact at the beginning read as being severely uncomfortable with the way everyone acted as if the status was quo when it really wasn't.Each gesture and look seemed to support the text – though I agree that the looking into the camera was distractingly bad (except when he rolled his eyes at us during Polonius' "historical pastoral, pastoral tragical…" that was hilarious). Hamlet does it, Polonius does it. This movie was more for them than for us. Enter your username in the "Instagram Username" box. But then … here’s the ghost, standing among everybody. All I can say is that there’s a moment when you’ll stare aghast at your screen and mutter a disbelieving “Oh, Patrick…no…oh, no…..”  I can only hope for the love of all that is good and Shakespeare in the world that what happens in that moment was purely a director’s choice and that Stewart was forced to do it against his will. > > > YOU'RE A SCREW UP OF A DIFFERENT ORDER, WEBB, YOU CONSTANTLY > WANT ATTENTION (HMMM, LIKE ESSEX, AND YOUR "SOCIALIZING IS > UTTERLY DRAINING. There are moments, even the briefest, where it is entirely the acting that gets across what’s happened, without the backing text. Photo by Tisse Mllon, via The subtitle of Shakespeare's Histories is Ten Epic Plays at a Breakneck Pace, and truer words have never been spoken, … So I just watched it last night and the best I can say is that it wasn't a total wash. Any production with such a stirring speech from the Player King is worth seeing. He just happens to be doing that. What's the meaning of the phrase 'Many a true word is spoken in jest'? Among the supporting cast I think her performance one of the best. are you familiar with "Slings & Arrows?" As for his interactions with Horatio, I think that was set up nicely by the use of "our philosophy" instead of "your.". 0 comments. for example; I know no truer words were ever spoken but you're a really good friend. Get Started; Enable mobile theme. Thanks. While stopping at our favorite ice cream place as part of our end-of-summer rite, I was yet again asking my daughter where she was off to next and when she would be returning home. In the meantime, so grateful for this group and what our imaginations can do in this “virtual O.” Thank you for this wonderful intro, Professor! It’s not just David Tennant, either – I mentioned on Twitter that Laertes gets in his own “you can tell what I meant whether you understood the words or not” moment when he first sees Ophelia enter. Overall, not the absolute best drop-dead awesome hamlet ever, but … you're spot on about the fact that if this turns Dr. Who fans onto Shakespeare, this is a good thing. I pretty much completely agree with you here. Oh, and your breath reeks. Even the nerdiest nerd will, pushed to his limits, throw that haymaker punch that knocks the bully out. Your email address will not be published. ", William James worded it this way; "The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind. Shakespeare Geek, The Original Shakespeare Blog. What's the origin of the phrase 'Many a true word is spoken in jest'? i think during the poisoning scene i always like Claudius to at least GAPE open mouthed at what he's seeing, not look like he's asleep in his throne, so hamlet and horatio can have that "ah ha!" truer words were never spoken; william shakespeare; shakespeare; billy shakes; billy boy wigglespeare; 356 Notes Share. Csmith saying that he phoned it in, i almost fully agree with that. 1,413 points • 172 comments - Truer words were never spoken! IMO, every artist demands to be encountered on his own terms. The sign says "We are all connected in some way." Jun 2, 2014 - This Pin was discovered by Linda Reynolds. There are written commentaries of the production when it was first performed that talk about how active Hamlet was; he ran around the stage and acted like a crazy person, and this is part of what the people loved about him. Nothing like the sun. Read more quotes from John Greenleaf Whittier. But overall, I've had a markedly more positive experience of the production. That seems to have escaped me as well (not that I ever seriously sought it). I saw this done once before in a Macbeth production, done up as if they were all drug dealers. “Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.” ― John Greenleaf Whittier, Maud Muller - Pamphlet. seem to achieve has escaped me as well. So to which moment were you referring? Ros & Guil seemed more concerned that he called them out than that he may or may not be mad. I think that’s the crucial distinction. If you aren’t being true to yourself – i.e. Ok, punk, you want to play like that? In my opinion, it's another step toward the [my] vision, but there's still much to be done. I’m sure if I went back and paid closer attention I could find others doing it. I saw more of the former, and that made him annoying to me. and as always, poor Fortinbras doesn't get the last word… Horatio does. moment. Simply dreadful. They certainly didn't have lighting effects. Will the positive attitude prevail in the long run? Can we talk Patrick Stewart? Otherwise it’s just too hard to separate what David Tennant did with what he was given to work with. Let me just first say that watching Shakespeare on “live” TV as if it were some sort of major event was just awesome. - IWSMT has amazing images, videos and anectodes to waste your time on It gets better! Words quotes. And his instant reaction is, less colloquially, “Now, see, that pisses me off. It’s a bit of a shame, really, when you have such a high powered “leading two” like this, because no one else is going to get the time of day. Truer words were never spoken. Well Duane, you outdid my review at the Place in the length department. There are parts, C, where I agree with you completely. I like david tennant, but yes — he did totally Jim Carrey that up. Sure, and I did, kind  of — I was running maybe 45 minutes behind everybody else. Unlike Tennant and Company, Burbage–and Shakespeare–would most likely not have forgotten that fact. But we do need reminding from time to that we need be respectful of differing opinions whether they are among ourselves or with the orthodoxy. Avon Court, at 18-20 Shakespeare Grove, Hawthorn stands as one of the city’s most splendid estates. I really like having Patrick Stewart as both the Ghost and Claudius. He always, always looks like he’s got some sort of psycho-stare going. 3 hours of Tenant is just too much. We all know that Hamlet is the smart kid who’s been away at school. It actually ties in fairly well with Hamlet's own manic energy, as if she sees what's happening to him and in her own way is following down that path. What a dreadful Hamlet! She doesn’t go skinny-dipping in the First Folio, I don’t believe. Something I spotted in this production that though it's in the text I've never fully appreciated it — after Hamlet's "I am but mad north by northwest" comment, R&G go and report to Claudius who says, "and can you get from him no circumstance why he puts on this confusion?" Asperger’s? JM has his own take on this one over at The Shakespeare Place.). with modern technology – I sat on Twitter and did play-by-play throughout most of the show. What struck me more was that there was no real effort made to make Stewart look like a ghost. I have bad moments...Or a bad hour but never a whole day. In a good way. The cameras move and track, as if somebody is controlling them. Hamlet is a Prince. The idea of the eye makeup and the clothes, etc.–Ophelia is, after all alluding almost completely to sex during her "mad scene". This post is a deliberate complement …, Review : David Tennant as Hamlet, Nerd of Denmark. "Hamlet" is a play I thought, till now, was impossible to utterly and completely spoil. And there was that very clear moment–after the Ghost disappeared–when he snapped, which just isn't Hamlet to me. Ohh the Claudius "thing"–talk about bad choices… . He actually does something very annoying in the opening scenes in that he makes no eye contact with anyone. Cinammon "To sleep, perchance to dream.” ~ William Shakespeare "Imagination … Her brilliant introduction alongside Maria’s pestering about shorter hems and lower necklines: ‘Listen, with those boys, you can start in dancing and end up praying’. Having been privy to the "clowns" Shakespeare had already written into the play, they would have been much more appreciative of Hamlet's great wit and intelligence; words, words, words, energetically and "wittily delivered". And maybe this Hamlet does just that for some. Here is the dynamic as it has been put forth by many great people through the ages: Abraham Lincoln said it like this; "Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Who is Dr. Who, anyway? If you can't change it, change your attitude. Let the opposition Recommend to friends. This is a story that happens to be Shakespeare, not a Shakespeare story. I liked the way he did the bedroom scene, for instance. You have to see it. On the Customize screen turn off the Use default mobile theme option under Advanced Options. But neither group is going to be more right than the other. Which gets very weird, because he’s looking you in the eye and he’s telling you, “I’m not crazy, I’m just acting this way.”  There are parts when it ends up making him look like an insufferable ass, like a spoiled child who’s not gotten his way and is now throwing a gigantic tantrum up and down the palace while everybody tries to humor him. I recorded the program and just watched up to 2,1. However, I LOVED the doubling of King Hamlet/Ghost and Claudius, which I've only seen once in a live performance. Patrick Stewart. So it was a surprise for me seeing the same technique used on film, but a pleasant one. The morning hours are definitely the best hours of the day." I have a roof over my head and food to eat. I can go on and on quoting familiar philosophers, statesman, business people, etc. In other words perhaps I didn't "buy her as crazy" because she wasn't quite crazy…yet. I loved her from the moment she stepped on screen and the parts of West Side Story that made pause and think were mostly scenes she was a part of. 0 comments, "When you two met....It was as if an irresistible force hit an immovable object"--Marie Lovallo circa 1984. However, I haven't seen the whole film. I have always prided myself on being a "glass is half full" kinda guy. But it still made for an odd staging. I love him immensely, but he just wasn't Claudius to me. 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