Ben Whishaw’s Hamlet to be Screened at a London Museum (For Free!)

Good news from The Guardian for people living in London. The Victoria & Albert Museum (which Wikipedia informs me is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design) will be screening Whishaw’s 2004 Hamlet and a few other plays for free on Sundays from 22 January to 25 March. (They have this recorded already, DVD please???) The article mentioned David Tennant, Michael Sheen and Rory Kinnear as recent high-profile Hamlets. Except for Kinnear (who was Laertes in the 2004 Hamlet with Whishaw), these are relatively older actors. I wonder why most of the high-profile Hamlets are older (Ralph Fiennes and Daniel Day Lewis were some of the other ones) even though Hamlet is supposed to be a young man. I suspect a big part of it is the media paying more attention when big-star actors are playing the part rather than young unknowns straight from RADA.

Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2012/jan/05/victoria-and-albert-theatre-screening?newsfeed=true

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