Hyperion to a Satyr: Act 3, Scene 4 – The Closet 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 III, Scene 4, Hamlet finally confronts his mother!

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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 Richard Briers, Kenneth Branagh, Brian Blessed and Julie Christie; Hamlet 1948 by Laurence Olivier, starring Laurence Olivier; Hamlet 1980 by Rodney Bennett, starring Claire Bloom and Derek Jacobi; Hamlet 1990 by Franco Zeffirelli, starring Glenn Close and Mel Gibson; Hamlet 2000 by Michael Almereyda, starring Ethan Hawke; Hamlet 2009 by Gregory Doran, starring Oliver Ford Davies, Penny Downie and David Tennant; Slings & Arrows, starring Martha Burns and Luke Kirby; and In a Bleak Midwinter by Kenneth Branagh, starring John Sessions and Michael Maloney.

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2 responses to “Hyperion to a Satyr: Act 3, Scene 4 – The Closet Scene

  1. I finally made time to watch the BBC production of Hamlet, and enjoyed Jacobi’s interesting take on the character. Then again, why wouldn’t I… it’s Derek Jacobi! Also, having seen the 2009 version of Hamlet, it was interesting to see Patrick Stewart’s earlier take on Claudius. I found his earlier Claudius to be much more hirsute.

    Thanks for another excellent episode. I’m looking forward to the next.

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