A while back I was pondering what motivated Hamlet's uncle, Claudius, to kill his brother, assume the throne, and marry his sister-in-law. A few nights ago I sat down in front of the camera and thought about it some more. With a bit of editing, this is the result. Sorry about the occasional jumpiness, but in editing out pauses and the odd false start it wasn't always possible to get an exact match on where I was in the frame.
I plan to do a deeper analysis of Claudius' opening speech shortly. While you're waiting for that, here's a small selection from Act 3, wherein Claudius ponders his past actions and wonders, perhaps, what the end will bring.
If you live in central Ohio, you'll be able to see the end result of all this contemplation at the Abbey Theater of Dublin, in Dublin, Ohio, June 25-27, 2015, when CPC Theatrical presents a new production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Reserved seat tickets are on sale now, and may be purchased through the production website, HamletDublin2015.com, priced at $8 and 10 for the preview, or $10, $15, and $20 for the two regular evening and one matinee shows. There will also be 16 free seats at each performance, which may be reserved in the same way. Ticketing is by Eventbrite.