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Back from Hamlet – was flippin’ fantastic!!

August 9, 2008

And I’m not just saying that because the great David Tennant and Patrick Stuart were in it. Excluding Tennant my favourite character had to be Horaitio. He was cool, and one of few not to go crazy lol. It was a very crazy play lol. But its Shakespeare. It happens. I couldn’t help but notice how bouncy and spry Tennant was though, jumping/running all over the place! No shoes or socks cause he would have fallen over if he did wear them.(Slippy floor) The set design was fantastic. Mirrored floor with 5 giant mirrors that spin round at the back, which acted like doors when they had to. It was so AWESOME!! I didnt even mind not sitting as close as I would have liked, cause it turned out to be more compact than I expected. Another awesome thing, the actors run around behind the stage getting changed for different roles/scenes!!! A shiver actually went up my spine everytime I knew he ran so close behind me. (I was second row from the back.)

Even in a beanie....

Even in a beanie....

I was a bit disappointed he wasn’t doing it in his real(scottish)accent, but maybe he’ll use it for Love’s Labours Lost if I’m lucky. (I have front row seats for that!! :faints: And thats another thing, I wasn’t nearly as fangirly as I thought I’d be. I didn’t go all giggly and stupid when he came on. It didnt feel real though… Dunno why…. still hasn’t really sunk in that I’ve seen him live….weird…. But it was brilliant!! Ofelia was my least favourite character, the actress herself was great, but I didnt like Ofelia’s character, too much like Perdita for my liking, all waif-like and handing out flowers…. bugged me… and I hated the Winters Tale too… Much Ado About Nothing is probably the most enjoyable school ever put us through. We never did Hamlet in school though, so the ending was a complete suprise!! I kinda saw it coming anyway… tis Shakespeare after all.

Now I have to study up on Love’s Labours Lost, cos the wiki synopsis made it sound alright. Shocked me lol. Alot of the cast who are in Hamlet are in Love’s Labours Lost, which will be nice. I liked the cast. Tom Davey rocked.

David Tennant in Hamlet – 10 DAYS!!!!

July 29, 2008

This isn’t normally what I’d post about. But its Tennant. And respect must be paid.

In 10 days, next friday, I will be going to see David Tennant and Patrick Stuart in Hamlet in Stratford upon Avon, in the Courtyard theatre. I am trying to remain calm and collected and very rational about it, but as the date draws ever closer, I will collapse into a pile of mushy girlyness. I can’t help it. Tennant is awesome. And Scottish. And TALL! The MOST important factor!!! And I will be seeing him LIVE!!! IN THE FLESH!!! (I’ll be seeing him again in Loves Labours Lost, same place, later date, can’t remember when. FRONT ROW FOR THAT!!!)

I feel kinda sorry for all the people going to see Shakespear for Shakespeares sake. Cause there are gonna be so many fangirls(for Tennant) and Trekkies (for Stuart). They’ve already banned any dressing up and your allowed to get anything signed thats not Shakespeare related, or just blank stuff is ok, signiture book or whatever. I wouldn’t care what I got signed. If it was signed by him thats all that matters!!!

Ok, thats my fangirly rant over and done with, there may be another the day or two before I go….but for now, heres a wallpaper featuring, what I believe, is an outfit that will be worn in Hamlet!! (I used to have a massive version of this pic, full body, but I can’t find it…. I’ll keep looking, but this’ll have to do for the moment.)

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