Hyperion to a Satyr: Act 3 Wrap-Up

Hyperion to a Satyr - The Fire and Water Podcast Network's Hamlet Podcast - wraps up its discussions on Act 3 of Shakespeare's masterpiece, as Siskoid discusses some of the section's bigger questions and themes with special guest Dr. Anj. They also discuss Arnold Schwarzenegger's Hamlet in Last Action Hero. Plus, your feedback on Act 3's episodes.

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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 clip: "Last Action Hero" by John McTiernan, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Don LaFontaine, and Apollo Dukakis.

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2 responses to “Hyperion to a Satyr: Act 3 Wrap-Up

  1. I’m finally caught up. I tried to follow along with a few of the versions you focus on in this series, plus some others I found on streaming services and YouTube, and wow….there are some wild interpretations of this play.

    I don’t have much to say specifically about this episode, but overall, this deep dive and your commentary, watching and reading it scene by scene along with this show, and letting that settle in before moving to the next paet, was such a unique task that opened this play up for me in a way I’ve never experienced before.

    My father, who is the oddest juxtaposition of information and pop culture references, used to quote the play a lot, which is probably why I first got interested in Hamlet as a kid. It was beyond me then, but as I got older, and read it in school, and saw theatrical releases when they came out (Hawke, Branagh, Gibson) I’d get more and more acclimated to it. But only one version at a time, without really thinking about it as an individual interpretation that made deliberate choices, which sounds weird, because of course everything I see on screen is deliberate.

    But, doing this scene by scene consumption of this play, reading it, watching it, and listening to this podcast, made it so much more rewarding and I think, whenever a new version is presented to me in the future, I’m going to be able to enjoy it in a much deeper and rewarding way thanks to you and this pod.

    So thanks for that.

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