Hamlet is Everyman, a universal, cross-cultural figure. Women identify with him too, but we cannot play him because he is a man. Imagine you are trained and capable of playing Beethoven’s piano concertos but you are forbidden to perform them because you are a woman. - Harriet Walter (x) (x) (x) (x)
Tomorrow the National Theatre turns 50, and we screen Hamlet to celebrate. Here’s a little pre-birthday gift - a free PDF download (2MB) of the Hamlet programme, including background essays on the play and an exclusive interview with actor Rory Kinnear and director Nicholas Hytner.
No WA venues or dates listed for the Australian screening of the RSC Richard II with David Tennant yet…Fingers crossed, as I’d hate to miss it. There are, however, venues and dates listed for some VIC and NSW venues.