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I have a desperate need to vent so I'm going to abuse my LJ page. Hope you don't mind, but I really need to write this down because I won't be able to sleep if I don't. Like I'm not writing enough in november :')

It's nothing serious so don't worry. Those of you who like theatre and/or Shakespeare (aren't the two sort of inseperable?) should definitely keep reading. Those of you who voted Wilders should probably close the browser. Or not.

For the first time in AGES, I went to the theatre tonight to see a PLAY. An actual play. The last time I did that was in high school, probably about four or five years ago, and I did so because I had to, not because I wanted to. We went to see a Bertolt Brecht play back then, which was both too incoherent and too weird for me to understand. I'd love to see it again now though, to see whether or not I'd understand it now I'm older and, hopefully, wiser.

Anyway, not the point. Tonight, we (= Carina, Margot & me) went to see HAMLET. Awesome, right? A real Shakespeare play, to see it performed live and everything... I was very excited. And I was right to be so. It was OUT OF THIS WORLD. Seriously, I don't understand WHY I didn't go see a play before. I loved EVERYTHING about it. The stage, the performance, the play itself, the way it was translated into a more modern setting without violating the original story - E V E R Y T H I N G. ;lhasdpofihawefolhasd;lkfaskdjfljk I can't even BEGIN to tell you how awesome it was, no words of mine would do it any justice. You know I'm going to do it anyway, but just so you know: IT WAS SO MUCH BETTER.

First of all - the actors deserve all the credit in the world. They were absolutely incredible. Especially the guy who played Hamlet, he was unbelievable. The parts where Hamlet pretends he's crazy were SO good. And the guy who played Horatio reminded me of Neil Patrick Harris (especially his physique), he was incredibly good as well. The relationship between Horatio and Hamlet was cuuuuuute I never thought of it that way. Horatio obviously had a crush on Hamlet, so sweeeeet (*spoiler alert!* en op het eind, toen Hamlet dood was, zei hij 'tot ziens, prinslief' d'awwwwwwwwwwwww *einde spoiler alert!*).

The man who played Polonius also needs some credit here, he was PERFECT for the part. You could see he was a very trained and skilled actor, he never overacted (which is dangerous even in theatre, or maybe especially in theatre) but didn't keep it too quiet either. Incredible.

Also, I couldn't believe how FUNNY it was. I laughed so hard my sides hurt. I was afraid I wouldn't catch my breath again, ever. I had not expected that at all because Hamlet, as most of you probably know, is a typical tragedy.

The decor was AHMAHZING. It moved and was used in all the right places and at the right moments. The play had a nice, sort of quick pace without getting too fast to follow. Hamlets monologues were used as key scenes as well as resting points for the whole of the play. Overall, you could see they'd thought of EVERYTHING. Every tiny little detail was considered. And that made it even better.

The only appropiate reaction here is probably a keyboard smash.


If this play, in this form, comes anywhere NEAR you, please go see it. Maybe ESPECIALLY people who voted Wilders should see this. It will make them realise that art's not just a hobby. You need it. It changes lives, it makes life more useful, colourful, worth living for. Gosh I'm fangirling. Kill me now.


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Nov. 4th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
I am in love with theatre. I love it love it love it. The whole sphere makes me fuzzy inside <3
Nov. 6th, 2010 09:29 pm (UTC)
This is why I went to the theatre for 8 times this year, so far.
And that's not even that much, in my case.
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