Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hamlet's "To be or not to be" soliloquy: A Playlist of 11 Versions

Beginning with a clip from a silent version of Hamlet, I've assembled a playlist of nearly a dozen different versions of Hamlet's famous "To be or not to be?" soliloquy. This would be useful for evaluating different performance styles or production history. Most of the films from which these clips come are available either on Netflix or via YouTube. (In the first clip, go to 5:05-6:30 for the right scene).