Thursday, November 18, 2010

Vysotski as Hamlet

Taganka Theatre, 1971-.  A missing link between the Russian and Arab Hamlet traditions.  Lots of info here:; a performance video (vintage VHS tape of him doing "To Be or Not To Be") here

; and a longer documentary (without subtitles but with excellent footage of that big curtain) is here:

The Taganka production used the same translation -- Boris Pasternak's -- as Kozintsev had.  See if you can recognize some of the cadences from Kozintsev's film.

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