Hamlet | Critical Essay by Patrick Carnegy

This literature criticism consists of approximately 12 pages of analysis & critique of Hamlet.
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Critical Essay by Patrick Carnegy

SOURCE: Carnegy, Patrick. “Hamlet.Spectator 286, no. 9014 (12 May 2001): 48.

Carnegy reviews Steven Pimlott's 2001 stage production of Hamlet, concluding that overall it was a memorable and powerful production.

On Hamlet's 400th birthday, Steven Pimlott's new production turns its harsh floodlights on a world of grey-suited courtiers and youthful dissidents. The setting, developed from the white box of Pimlott's Richard II, is a high-tech space for surveillance, theatrical experiment and maybe even self-discovery. Its designer, Alison Chitty, is also responsible for a radical makeover of the theatre, bringing the stage forward and stretching it across the full width of the now carpetless auditorium. Acoustics and sightlines are greatly improved. The actors, nearer to us than ever before in a theatre originally designed to set them apart behind a frame, want us in on the action. Sam West's Hamlet, giving...

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