Hyperion to a Satyr: Hamlet Act I, Scene 1

Hyperion to a Satyr - The Fire and Water Podcast Network's Hamlet Podcast - starts 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 music adaptations. In Act I, Scene 1, the Ghost of Hamlet's father appears to some soldiers and Hamlet's school friend Horatio. Just what is happening in (and TO) the State of Denmark?!

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Theme: "Fanfare" from 1996 Hamlet, by Patrick Doyle, with clips from that film, starring Ray Fearon; the 1980 Hamlet, starring Derek Jacobi; and the 2009 Hamlet, starring David Tennant.

Bonus clips: Hamlet 1996 by Kenneth Branagh, starring Ray Fearon, Ian McElhinney,  Jack Lemon and Nicholas Farrell; Hamlet 1948 by Laurence Olivier, starring Olivier, Esmond Knight; Hamlet 1980 by Rodney Bennett, starring Paul Humpoletz and Robert Swann; Hamlet 2000 by Michael Almereyda, score by Carter Burwell; Hamlet 2009 by Gregory Doran, starring Ewen Cummins; and "Overture" and "Prologue" by Johnny Hallyday.

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