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18 May 2008 @ 01:07 am
Reason 492 why I adore Neil Gaiman:

"I know that David Tennant's Hamlet isn't till July. And lots of people are going to be doing Dr Who in Hamlet jokes, so this is just me getting it out of the way early, to avoid the rush...

To be, or not to be, that is the question. Weeelll.... More of A question really. Not THE question. Because, well, I mean, there are billions and billions of questions out there, and well, when I say billions, I mean, when you add in the answers, not just the questions, weeelll, you're looking at numbers that are positively astronomical and... for that matter the other question is what you lot are doing on this planet in the first place, and er, did anyone try just pushing this little red button?"

There. Thanks. Sorry about that."
I feel: amusedamused
MythTicklejustjoust on May 18th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
MAN, I'd sure love to see that production. Patrick Stewart is playing Claudius. He played it when Derek Jacoby played Hamlet back in the '80s (available to rent at Netflix) and it's a wonderful production, probably in the top 2 or 3 Hamlets I've ever seen. But now that's 25 years and 2.3 thousand light years away for Patrick Stewart from that first production, I would KILL (or at least eat a burger) to see how he would play Claudius differently. Do you know anyone else who's in the cast? Anyone else famous?
Kel: the lonely godladyjoust on May 19th, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
Patrick Stewart. Oh, man. I do so love him.

The only other casting I know is the aforementioned David Tennant, who I like rather a lot. Don't know what his Hamlet will be like, but I'd love the chance to see it in person. There's at least one person on my friends-list who's going. I am beyond envious.
Fjordhopper: Doctor-smilefjordhopper on May 18th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
Neil is made of awesome!!
That was great!!!
Shanecarraig on May 18th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
The really special part is I can totally hear him saying that...