Saturday, April 24, 2010

Patrick Stewart and Hamlet

Patrick Stewart in Tavis Smiley Show explains what young people can learn from Shakespeare, his affinity for the stage and his feelings about knighthood. His childhood bond with Hamlet reminded me of my son who at the age of nine had read Hamlet nine times.

I was immensely touched by his artistic integrity and witty perception on the concept of theatre and acting, specifically on Shakespeare's plays such as Hamlet and Macbeth...The separation of self and the imaginative double. And... the unity of them. The self and the mask. I tried to listen to his profound and genuine words once again. What I found was his aborted talk on losing hair!
I miss his real self already!

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