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So... no tights, then?

Completely brushed past all the news reports that said David Tennant's production of "Hamlet" with Patrick Stewart would be a modern day retelling -- and so no tights. Rather, he's dressed like some kind of vagabond (dare I say street gangsta ;>? kidding!) at the beginning of the play (see user icon) and then seems to spend the rest of the play in a tuxedo with no tie (!?!). Links to articles, most of which have photos from the dress rehearsal, below...

Use this link to get the latest news on the play -- which goes over to Google News using the terms: Tennant Stewart Hamlet. Press night is Tuesday.

Tennant as Hamlet--pah! Here's the best Hamlet EVER!!!




First pictures of Dr Who's David Tennant as Hamlet
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 9:05 AM on 04th August 2008
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1040935/First-pictures-Dr-Whos-David-Tennant-Hamlet.html

'Dr Who' star David prepares for debut as tortured Danish prince
4 AUGUST 2008
http://www.hellomagazine.com/film/2008/08/04/tennant-hamlet-stage/

David Tennant - from Doctor Who to Hamlet in Stratford
Aug 4 2008 By Marion McMullen
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/2008/08/04/david-tennant-from-doctor-who-to-hamlet-in-stratford-92746-21460494/

August 4, 2008
To cut or not to cut Hamlet: there's the rub
Gregory Doran
Putting on a full version of Hamlet would have audiences coming out of the theatre after midnight. So what gets the chop?
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/theatre/article4452181.ece
*** Actually, this is the article to read -- especially if you're going to see the play! -- as it's written by director Gregory Doran, who gives a history of the play and its various texts and then explains some of the changes he's made for his production -- including the one concerning Hamlet's soliloquy.

Who's a great Dane then?
Taking David Tennant out of the Tardis and into Hamlet is a leap in the dark even for a time traveller, director Gregory Doran tells Hermione Hoby
The Observer,  Sunday August 3 2008
http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2008/aug/03/theatre.rsc


Photo from the Coventry Telegraph article above --

Anyone who can figure out what David's Hamlet is supposed to be doing here is a better Shakespearean than *I* am!

David Tennant as Hamlet -- with a cutting board??

"My shiny cutting board! Let me show you it!" --???


 

Comments

valsadie
Aug. 6th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
OMG! I thought you were kidding about the t-shirt and jeans!

From David Tennant: thrills abound in Doctor Who Hamlet
Last Updated: 12:01am BST 06/08/2008
Charles Spencer reviews hamlet at the Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon

As a student prince, who swaps his formal suit of mourning for jeans and T-shirt in Gregory Doran's sometimes brutally cut production, he captures the character's intelligence, wit and quicksilver mood changes.