Hyperion to a Satyr: Hamlet Act II, Scene 2 – The Fishmonger Scene

Hyperion to a Satyr - The Fire and Water Podcast Network's Hamlet Podcast - continues Siskoid's scene-by-scene deep dive into Shakespeare's masterwork, discussing the text, but also performance and staging through the lens of several films, television, comics and even a rock opera. In Act II, Scene 2, Part 3, Polonius boards Hamlet in the sequence that inspired this whole project.

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Theme: "Fanfare" from 1996 Hamlet, by Patrick Doyle, with clips from that film, starring Ray Fearon; the 2000 Hamlet, starring Ethan Hawke; and the 1990 Hamlet, starring Mel Gibson.

Bonus clips: Hamlet 1996 by Kenneth Branagh, starring Kenneth Branagh; Hamlet 1948 by Laurence Olivier, starring Laurence Olivier; Hamlet 1980 by Rodney Bennett, starring Derek Jacobi; Hamlet 1990 by Franco Zeffirelli, starring Ian Holm and Mel Gibson; Hamlet 2000 by Michael Almereyda, starring Ethan Hawk and Bill Murray; Hamlet 2007 by Alexander Fodor, starring William Belchambers; Hamlet 2009 by Gregory Doran, starring David Tennant and Oliver Ford Davies; and "Je lis" by Johnny Hallyday.

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One response to “Hyperion to a Satyr: Hamlet Act II, Scene 2 – The Fishmonger Scene

  1. When we watched Zeffirelli’s Hamlet with our daughter, this was the scene that I think really won her over. The physical comedy and the back-and-forth between Hamlet and Polonius (including the “Words. Words. Words.” line) had her laughing. Great stuff.

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