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To Be Shakespeare Or Not To Be Shakespeare That Is The Question Kenneth Branaugh may have had the script of William Shakespeares Hamlet spoken down to every last thee and thou but one must remember that this is Hamlet through Branaughs eyes not Shakespeares Therefore dismissing obvious additions made for adapting the play to film such as having a real castle instead of a stage it is possible to observe the unique characters interpretations actions and setting that make this version the directors own In the time of Shakespeare one of the actors main challenges was to use the words to paint the scene for the audience since for the most part they were looking at a bare stage However this use of imagination and portrayal is no longer needed when the script is brought to film Every pearl and snowflake have been placed strareview of Kenneth Branaughs Hamlet witty and quick tegically before the audience so that there is no need to listen to the language to create your own vision of Hamlets world Branaughs world is full of lavish affairs freezing winters and halls of mirrors The use of the camera has some definite advantages and disadvantages First since the characters are no longer limited by a defined space they are able to delivereview of Kenneth Branaughs Hamlet witty and quick r their long speeches while being in a constant state of motion This occurs in the scene with the guards and most noticeably in the scene with Laertes and Ophelia before he leaves for France This same scene demonstrates how the camera enreview of Kenneth Branaughs Hamlet witty and quick ables the characters to switch from one setting to the next as when Laertes Ophelia and Polonius are taken from outside to the church This in turn helps Branaugh set the scene for Ophelia and Polonius in which Ophelia confesses everything to her father perhaps
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