CHICAGO – The issue of gender identity, especially for those who are born with a vagueness as to what to call themselves between/beyond boy and girl, has come front and center in the U.S., both with the legalization of gay marriage and the callous repudiation of identity by trying to pass laws dismissing it (the North Carolina “bathroom” laws). The performance companies of The Living Canvas and Nothing Without a Company is currently staging “[Trans]formation,” which presents gender identity art by six performers, who perform most of the play in the nude.
HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Free Blu-Rays, DVDs to BBC’s ‘Hamlet’ With David Tennant, Patrick Stewart
CHICAGO – Following our rave review this week of the new BBC and Royal Shakespeare Company production of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” we have secured for you a rare opportunity to win two Blu-rays and two DVDs for four winners!
This “Hamlet” features “Doctor Who” star David Tennant, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” star Patrick Stewart, Penny Downie, Oliver Ford Davies, Peter De Jersey, Mariah Gale and Edward Bennett. It was written by William Shakespeare and directed by Gregory Doran. The Blu-ray was released on May 4, 2010 from BBC Home Video. The film is not rated.
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Here is the “Hamlet” plot description:
David Tennant and Patrick Stewart star in this critically acclaimed production of William Shakespeare’s masterpiece from Britain’s renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted the excitement and nearly unanimous critical praise as this “Hamlet”.
Tennant’s interpretation was recognized as defining the role for a generation. Stewart’s complex Claudius won the Olivier Award, which is Britain’s highest stage honor. In this specially shot screen version, which was filmed on location rather than in the theater, Tennant and Stewart reprise their roles. Dynamic, exciting and contemporary, it breathes new life into Shakespeare’s greatest play.
The trailer for BBC’s “Hamlet” can be watched now below.
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