Hamlet
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22 October 2013

Hamlet

By William Shakespeare

National Theatre Live’s 2010 broadcast of Hamlet, with Rory Kinnear in the title role, returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations.

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Tremendous. Rory Kinnear’s performance is superb in its resonance and intelligence. This is a Hamlet for now.

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Rory Kinnear excels. An evening to admire and cherish.

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A constantly compelling, fresh-minted production with many insights and original twists… Rory Kinnear proves a Hamlet of great individuality and distinction.

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O, that this too too solid flesh would melt,
Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew;
Or that the Everlasting had not fixed
His canon ’gainst self-slaughter. O God, God,
How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable
Seem to me all the uses of this world!
Fie on’t, ah fie, ’tis an unweeded garden
That grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature
Possess it merely. That it should come to this!
But two months dead – nay, not so much, not two –
So excellent a king, that was to this
Hyperion to a satyr, so loving to my mother
That he might not beteem the winds of heaven
Visit her face too roughly. Heaven and earth,
Must I remember?

National Theatre Live’s 2010 broadcast of Hamlet returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations.

Following his celebrated performances at the National Theatre in Burnt by the SunThe Revenger's TragedyPhilistines and The Man of Mode, Rory Kinnear plays Hamlet in a dynamic new production of Shakespeare’s complex and profound play about the human condition, directed by Nicholas Hytner.

He is joined by Clare Higgins (Gertrude), Patrick Malahide (Claudius), David Calder (Polonius), James Laurenson (Ghost/Player King) and Ruth Negga (Ophelia).

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