23Apr

The Play's the Thing

Posted by by Janet Dooley on 4 January 2012 in category in Tudors in Popular Culture - 0 0 Comments

We're still celebrating...Shakespeare, that is. And what's more Shakespearian than Hamlet?

This is the famous Chandros portrait (named for a Duke who once owned it). The portrait is now at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The portrait's artist is unknown, and its authenticity as a depiction of Shakespeare is unproven. However, it is believed to be the basis for the portrait that appears as part of the First Folio.

 

The Guardian's Michael Billington has picked his favorite Hamlet performances--one for each decade he's been reviewing plays. Check them out and see if you agree. Read More

 

Michael Redgrave as Hamlet in a 1958 RSC production. Photo courtesy of Central Press/Getty Images.

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