Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml en-gb 30 Wed 01 Jul 2015 03:04:21 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml cping500 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml?page=95#comment19 The most adult? surely 'Measure for Measure' Pirate jigs? Maybe: the Elizabethan theatre certainly had music and jigs were the most popular after show performance by the audience in what the older kids would call the mosh pit, often leading to attention from the constables! 'Excited, engaged, interested, occasionally noisy - but rowdy? Yes surely just like the Elizabethans ... so a production with even the audience authentic!And primary pupils don't do STATS all day despite what the moaners tell you. The lot I was involved with as a governor studied and practiced American Art from the 50's. Their Jackson Pollocks (done to jazz of course) were great. Mon 25 Jan 2010 08:52:56 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml?page=90#comment18 davmcn - I must say, I'm very surprised it's still there. Fri 22 Jan 2010 17:28:17 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml?page=85#comment17 Sid 5, I've almost given up on links. Yuotubes all seem to disappear. Must be a copyright problem. Fri 22 Jan 2010 17:26:40 GMT+1 Redheylin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml?page=80#comment16 14 Yes, I know one!"Sea nymphs hourly ring his knell.Hark now, I hear them, ding dong bell,Oranges and lemons, pussy's in the well. What's new pussycat? Wo-wo-wo-woYour mews of fire they do ascend,Who let you down, four-legged friend?" Or something. Did it in school. Immortal. Thu 21 Jan 2010 19:22:40 GMT+1 Jo E http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml?page=75#comment15 Many years ago my daughter then,aged 9, was Prospero in an adapted version of the Tempest using some of the original text. She loved it, as did her friends, she can still rememeber some of the text. This was a regular city junior school. We need high aspirations for our children; they can surprise us. She is 26 now, and a secondary english teacher...... funny that! Thu 21 Jan 2010 19:14:10 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml?page=70#comment14 Big Sis, not if it's already there! I didn't like what they'd done but am trying to balance that up against "if it gets the youngsters interested, it must be a good thing...". Thu 21 Jan 2010 19:14:02 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml?page=65#comment13 But, Lady Sue, music and song were part and parcel of Shakespeare's stagework, so perhaps not so inappropriate? Thu 21 Jan 2010 18:01:52 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml?page=60#comment12 DiY, glad you liked it! Not mine, sadly but I do think it manages to condense 'Hamlet' rather cleverly. Curious to listen to the report as I'm not sure that (purist that I am) I approve of "shortening Hamlet to 70 minutes, adding a bit of zip and a few songs". More "zip"? It's got masses of "zip" already and it's a play, not an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Thu 21 Jan 2010 17:39:32 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml?page=55#comment11 11. Lady Sue***** falls about laughing *****I blame you for my aching ribs! Thu 21 Jan 2010 16:45:07 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml?page=50#comment10 Young Hamlet thought Uncle a traitor,For having it off with his Mater,'Revenge' that's the plot,So he murders the lotAnd dies nine soliloquys later. Thu 21 Jan 2010 16:32:35 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml?page=45#comment9 I'm glad you've changed the intro to this item, Eddie. The children sounded very receptive. Thu 21 Jan 2010 15:58:25 GMT+1 steelpulse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml?page=40#comment8 For some odd reason I thought - 70 minutes? Sir Donald Wolfit. Just checked when he played Hamlet - mid 1930s - so I just missed it - check with Eddie. His Wolfits acting style however was quite wonderful. But I think it would have taken him more than 70 minutes to clear his throat and do the "2B or not 2b. That is the question....." soliloquy. Do primary schools have 2B classes?SUBJECT: TO BLOW ALL THOSE FOGGY TROUBLES AWAY (and by opposing - end them)ANAGRAM: ROWBOAT LOYAL THY BLOG EGOS WASTEFUL Thu 21 Jan 2010 15:38:29 GMT+1 funnyJoedunn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml?page=35#comment7 Wouldst that thou wouldst not worry witherest thou offest-springest shouldst neither had enquiry nor slant of interest unto witherest this fellow shake-ess-peir is for thee or thou ort tother. But only that thou should concern-ed thy soul that these, these poor sons of the age mightest at least prey gain-ed those brains these poor wretches wore born-ed unto this earth with wenst they have reach-ed kicking out time. Thu 21 Jan 2010 12:25:42 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml?page=30#comment6 Thank you, Sid! It brings to mind the Reduced Shakespeare Company version ;-) Thu 21 Jan 2010 12:04:17 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml?page=25#comment5 3. SidBrill! Thu 21 Jan 2010 11:52:17 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml?page=20#comment4 Glad you saw it, annasee - someone's prowling round deleting useful links! Thu 21 Jan 2010 11:26:48 GMT+1 annasee http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml?page=15#comment3 Sid - that is fantastic! Now give that to kids at school & they'd get the plot immediately. Thu 21 Jan 2010 11:23:41 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml?page=10#comment2 There's also a Facebook version. Thu 21 Jan 2010 11:09:31 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml?page=5#comment1 Hardly rowdy! Excited, engaged, interested, occasionally noisy - but rowdy? Just as well you didn't decide to become a teacher, Eddie! ;o) Thu 21 Jan 2010 11:08:32 GMT+1 Scotch Get http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/01/hamlet.shtml?page=0#comment0 A wonderful synopsis is 'Oor Hamlet' by Adam McNaughton.One with which Eddie may already be familiar....... Thu 21 Jan 2010 10:59:03 GMT+1