Before I went to the play, I remembered a funny scene from the 1993 movie Last Action Hero. Not one of Schwarzenegger's best movies, but good for a few laughs. It's about a young movie fan who gets thrown into the movie world of his favorite action film character. In this scene, the Danny is imagining Schwarzenegger as Hamlet because Shakespeare's Hamlet is too sissy. Youtube never fails me...
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Something is Rotten in the State of Denmark
The other night I went and saw the most amazing production of Hamlet by the Royal Shakespeare Company. I was a little dream of mine to see it while I was in London, but I pretty much dismissed the idea when I realized nearly all the tickets were sold out, and the ones that were available were being sold for insane prices. Later I found out that they reserved 25 students tickets every night for only five pounds. On Thursday morning I got up and took the tube to Covent Garden at, waited an hour and a half in front of the theatre to get my hands on that ticket. It was an incredible performance. It was definitely the best Shakespeare I have ever seen, and one of my favorite performances I have see in London. The man who played Hamlet was the understudy, but he gave a very impressive performance that received a standing ovation.