in London’s Barbican was the premiere of “Hamlet” with Benedict Cumberbatch in the role of the Danish prince: the critics appreciated the return of Sherlock on stage as “unparalleled” and staging them did not like.
In London’s Barbican was the premiere of “Hamlet” with Benedict Cumberbatch in the role of the Danish prince: the critics appreciated the return of Sherlock on stage as “unparalleled” and the statement they did not like.
Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, which premiered at London’s Barbican Theatre on Tuesday evening, August 25 began six years ago with the general excitement, which caused the appointment of the Executive the title role. Benedict Cumberbatch, who previously played a lot on stage, and in recent years has become famous for his work on television in the series “Sherlock” and other films, he returned to the theater.
Tickets for “Hamlet,” which began sell last summer, it was sold out in record time – and at once all representations, until 31 October. And then it began a year of waiting, fueled by the nomination Cumberbatch for “Oscar”, the rumors about his new roles in the movie, the message about the next season of “Sherlock».
Website Whatsonstage.com also praised new production of “Hamlet “Four stars. Author Michael Coveney wrote that Cumberbatch monologues with energy, emotion, mind and full concentration, in a voice audible to the last rows “Barbican».
A critic Independent newspaper Paul Taylor praised the staging of three stars and called it “quite controversial”. However, he found the scenery Es Devlin “stunning.” But Taylor did not like that, “Turner quite significantly changed the text and the story, which sometimes increases the effect of the play, but in other places just annoying».
Only two stars from critic Guardian. Guardian theater critic Michael Billington assigned by setting only two stars, writes that “Cumberbatch showed how Hamlet is essentially a decent man».
For an actor as this experience can also be called useful. This is his first theater work in 2011 – delivered after Danny Boyle “Frankenstein” for which Cumberbatch was awarded the Laurence Olivier. And a return to a certain sense of triumphant – allowing recall the days when he was not Sherlock, played in the “Star Trek”, did not apply for the “Oscar” for the role of mathematician Alan Turing was not going to be Dr. Strange in Marvel kinokomiks.
And, perhaps, the main thing for the actor began a review of his mother, actress Wanda Venth’m, who attended the premiere and played the hero’s son described as “a hell of a good Hamlet».
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