Hyperion to a Satyr: Act 3, Scene 1 – Briefings

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 III, Scene 1, Part 1, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern brief the King and Queen, then Ophelia is given instructions for her upcoming meeting with Hamlet.

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Theme: "Fanfare" from 1996 Hamlet, by Patrick Doyle, with clips from that film, starring Ray Fearon and Kenneth Branagh; and the 1948 Hamlet, starring Lawrence Olivier.

Bonus clips: Hamlet 1996 by Kenneth Branagh, starring Derek Jacobi, Timothy Spall and Richard Bryers; Hamlet 1980 by Rodney Bennett, starring Geoffrey Bateman and Patrick Stewart; Hamlet 2000 by Michael Almereyda, starring Steve Zahn, Dechen Thurman and Diane Venora ; Hamlet 2007 by Alexander Fodor, starring Lydia Piechowiak; and Hamlet 2009 by Gregory Doran, starring Penny Downie.

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2 responses to “Hyperion to a Satyr: Act 3, Scene 1 – Briefings

  1. Absolutely thrilled the show is back.
    This is obviously the build up to ‘to be or not to be’.

    As usual the breakdown is incredible. This episode for me was when you picked a word like ‘affront’ or the emphasis a character puts on lines that is the most enriching part of this.

    I have read the play/seen the play many times but never dissected in this way that you can see how those things add.

    Can’t wait for next episode! It’ll be a doozy!

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