Hyperion to a Satyr: Act 3, Scene 2 – Critical Receptions

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 2, Part 3, various characters react to the Mouse-Trap!

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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 Laurence Olivier.

Bonus clips: Hamlet 1996 by Kenneth Branagh, starring Kenneth Branagh, Reece Dinsdale, Nicholas Farrell and Richard Briers; Hamlet 1948 by Laurence Olivier, starring Laurence Olivier and Felix Aylmer; Hamlet 1980 by Rodney Bennett, starring Derek Jacobi and Eric Porter; Hamlet 1990 by Franco Zeffirelli, starring Mel Gibson; Hamlet 2000 by Michael Almereyda, starring Ethan Hawke; Hamlet 2007 by Alexander Fodor, starring William Belchambers, Katie Reddin-Clancy, Simon Nader and Lydia Piechowiak; Hamlet 2009 by Gregory Doran, starring David Tennant, Peter de Jersey and Tom Davey; and Slings & Arrows, starring Luke Kirby.

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One response to “Hyperion to a Satyr: Act 3, Scene 2 – Critical Receptions

  1. As always, great deep dive into all of this.

    For me, even as a young high schooler reading this for the first time, the play with the play, the lead up to the play, the aftermath of the play … it was the best part of the play for me. Seeing Hamlet try to trap his enemies into revealing themselves this way is so compelling. But it is his manipulation of the play before, the play itself, the response to the play – it’s almost a play in and of itself.

    Thanks for all this!!

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