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Old 04-02-2009, 08:15 AM
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Hamlet Appreciation Thread#1: Because to be, or not to be, that is the question...

Hamlet Appreciation Thread# 1



Synopsis:

Hamlet, son of the king of Denmark, is summoned home for his father's funeral and his mother's wedding to his uncle. In a supernatural episode, he discovers that his uncle, whom he hates anyway, murdered his father. In an incredibly convoluted plot--the most complicated and most interesting in all literature--he manages to (impossible to put this in exact order) feign (or perhaps not to feign) madness, murder the "prime minister," love and then unlove an innocent whom he drives to madness, plot and then unplot against the uncle, direct a play within a play, successfully conspire against the lives of two well-meaning friends, and finally take his revenge on the uncle, but only at the cost of almost every life on stage, including his own and his mother's.



The character of Ophelia

Ophelia is the daughter of Polonius, Lord Chamberlain of Denmark, in the play "Hamlet". She is in love with Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, and is also the sister of Laertes, Polonus's son. Both Laertes and Polonius believe that Hamlet's intentions toward Ophelia are dishonorable, but Hamlet is deeply in love with Ophelia, and hurt when she apparently rejects him on the orders of Polonius. The ghost of Hamlet's father, the former King of Denmark, appears and tells Hamlet that Claudius, the King's brother, has murdered his (Hamlet's) father, the King of Denmark, in order to usurp the throne and marry Hamlet's mother, Queen Gertrude. The ghost asks Hamlet to avenge the murder. Polonius hides behind a curtain and eavesdrops on Hamlet while he is having a discussion with his mother, and is unintentionally killed by Hamlet (who mistakes the eavesdropper for Claudius). Ophelia goes insane when she hears of this, and eventually drowns herself. Whether or not her death is an intentional suicide is never clearly stated, but now her brother Laertes is out for revenge.



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YouTube - Hamlet Act IV Scene V (Ophelia's Madness)
YouTube - Ophelia's Insane Exchange
YouTube - Ophelia's Immortal

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Old 04-02-2009, 08:38 AM
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thanks for the thread and the wonderful OP with matching pictures and clips!

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Kate was great in this movie. She made it so believable that she had gone insane.
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thanks for the thread and the wonderful OP with matching pictures and clips!

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Kate was great in this movie. She made it so believable that she had gone insane.
Aww thanks Catch! I added you

She really was. She was so great in this role. Broke my heart when she went insane. Blew me away as usual. Her and Kenneth had great chemistry too!
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:50 AM
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Loved her as Ophelia, it was an Oscar-worthy preformance.

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Old 04-02-2009, 08:51 AM
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Hamlet is one story i am not familiar with coz in school i only did was Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:52 AM
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Her performance in this adaptation was amazing! I loved her interpretation of Ophelia.
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:55 AM
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Loved her as Ophelia, it was an Oscar-worthy preformance.

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Lennie1984 u should def. watch it. She takes over the screen....such a great movie.

Seriously I feel every performance of hers is Oscar Worthy So totally agree with you. And added!

Jojo your added

I feel like having a Kate movie weekend. All these threads is making me wanting to watch all her movies I esp. want to watch Hamlet now
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:47 AM
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^ I love your icon!

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Old 04-03-2009, 08:26 AM
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^ I love your icon!

could I be added, btw?
Thanks Sure I will add u

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ur added too!

What does everyone like about Kate in Hamlet?

Im torn between her chemistry/love story with her character & Hamlet and her emotional scenes going insane.

U know she sings pretty well. She should do a musical
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Thanks, Jess

Her in a musical would be awesome!!

I think her moments in the straight jacket stands out the most to me.
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Thanks, Jess

Her in a musical would be awesome!!

I think her moments in the straight jacket stands out the most to me.
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Wouldnt it?! I alway s wanted Leo & Kate to do a musical to Titanic

And I remember I saw her performance in Hamlet not too long after Titanic and was wowed by her performance. She really pushes the envelope in this performance.

Ill add u now Kay
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To be or not to be, that's the question.
Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer... & then i forgot it.
for my english exam i had to say the entire monolgue out loud for extra credit. technically i didn't need it but my english teacher was excited there was finally someone who was going to try.
i made 3 tiny mistakes but she helped me out & since it was only for extra... i was so nervous! cos i hadn't really studied it & then i had extra time before i was allowed in for my exam, so i decided to give it a try anyway.
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