My blog has quite a lot of posts about Samuel West (Julius Caesar, On Chesil Beach and Darkest Hour) and Charles Edwards (My Fair Lady Australian tour and Henry IX).

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Samuel West - Theatre - Hamlet

From the Guardian:
An article by Michael Billington discussing the prospects for David Tennant's appearance as Hamlet at Stratford-upon-Avon (The role to die for, G2, page 23, July 31) invited readers to turn to a gallery of portraits of Tennant in action on guardian.co.uk/culture. One of these showed Tennant wearing a parka, and the caption suggested that this was "almost certainly" the first time a Hamlet had appeared on stage clad in this fashion. Not so, says the actor Sam West: he did so in a production by Steven Pimlott in 2001.

The gallery referred to in the article above [link]
David-Tennant.com [link]


Anonymous said...

The 1st time I saw those images of David Tennant wearing the parker and hat, my thoughts were O.M.G he's copied Samuel West's Hamlet! I don't blame Sam speaking up about it. Good on him for doing so.

jellybean said...

my reaction to that article was squeeing because it's about three fabulous people - Sam, David and Shakespeare!

Anonymous said...

Sam's done a podcast (2 parts) over at the Almeida theatre website. It's on the Waste page.

jellybean said...

Thanks for the update - the podcast is very interesting.

and the behind the scenes pictures are lovely :)