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One of the most obvious differences between Zeffirelli’s Hamlet and the original play is that the opening scene at the guard tower is entirely omitted in the film. I can understand why he did this, since it wasn’t entirely necessary to have (More)
  One of the most obvious differences between Zeffirelli’s Hamlet and the original play is that the opening scene at the guard tower is entirely omitted in the film. I can understand why he did this, since it wasn’t entirely necessary (More)
Zeffirelli's rendition of Hamlet (1990) was really interesting to me right from when I first saw it, which is roughly around a couple of years ago.  It is probably my favorite Shakespeare play, regardless of how limited my knowledge of his productio (More)
While the “To be or not to be” soliloquy in Act 3 Scene 1 was undoubtedly of paramount importance to the immortalizing of Hamlet as a play, I would argue that in film, Act 2 Scene 2 warrants just as much, if not more, scrutiny and discussion. In (More)
[caption id="attachment_5567" align="alignleft" width="191"] Hamlet (1996 film) directed by Franco Zeffirelli[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5570" align="alignright" width="205"] Hamlet (1996 film) directed by Kenneth Branagh[/caption] & (More)
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="538"] 4 hours of solid Kenneth Branagh action wew[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="424"] Act 5 Scene 2[/caption] Lines: Hamlet, Miola's Norton Version 4:7:158-163 And that he calls for (More)
While watching Branagh's film "Hamlet," I found the overall film to be quite enjoyable. There were many scenes that caused me to see Shakespeare's script in a new light. Throughout this course, I have become more and more impressed with Kenneth Brana (More)
Other than the necessary snack and bathroom breaks, Branagh’s Hamlet (1996) is actually quite an easy and enjoyable watch. It is clear that Branagh and all the actors he chose understand the lines or at least how they should be expressed as per thi (More)
I will be reviewing my notes when analyzing the text entitled Hamlet by William Shakespeare and Zeffirelli’s film Hamlet from 1990. When analyzing the notes taken in comparison to watching a film and reading a play, there are many differences in th (More)
For my English 311 course this term, I've been watching Kenneth Branagh's 1996 full-text of Hamlet while I read the play in Robert Miola's Norton edition. That edition includes an excerpt (176-82) from Kenneth Branagh's introduction to the play (More)
Act III Scene 1 of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet contains Hamlet’s famous “To be or not to be” soliloquy followed by dialogue between Hamlet and Ophelia. The scene portrays Hamlet’s mental state as well as the status of his relationship with (More)
 Kenneth Branagh (1996) vs. Franco Zeffirelli (1990) [caption id="attachment_4617" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Even the movie posters look to tell a different story.[/caption] Here are two massive Hollywood productions, competing for Osca (More)