On Hamlet

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

First, Shakespeare in the Park, and now, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot! In honor of the many faces of summer Shakespeare in New York, WNYC’s Sara Fishko considers the infinite variations on the Bard’s most celebrated play – in this edition of  Fishko Files.

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Executive Producer: Sara Fishko
Assistant Producer: Laura Mayer
Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann

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Comments [2]

Julie Tynion

I LOVED this story (even with the omission of Ralph Fiennes' 1995 version). I feel compelled to point out, though, that in Olivier's film version, the "to be or not to be" soliloquy was entirely overdubbed while Olivier/Hamlet sat in silence so the audience was, in a sense, listening to Hamlet's <i>thoughts</i>. This is one of the touches that made the film so extraordinary, in my opinion.

Aug. 02 2012 09:28 AM
Dexter Frye

Sara Fishko's recap of the many voices of Hamlet was great fun, but how could she miss one of the all-time best . . . Bob Denver as Gilligan singing, "I ask to be or not to be. . . " Hamlet doesn't get any better than that!

Aug. 02 2012 09:01 AM

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