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Description

Director Gregory Doran and actor David Tennant discuss the 'get thee to a nunnery' scene in 'Hamlet'. They explore Hamlet's motivation and the meaning of some of the lines. This clip features extracts from the televised version of the 2008 RSC production of 'Hamlet'.
This clip is from:
The Play's the Thing
First broadcast:
20 December 2009

Classroom Ideas

Useful for students of literature studying 'Hamlet' at any stage, especially when considering the reasons for Hamlet's behaviour at this point in the play, particularly towards Ophelia. They might consider other ways of playing the scene, such as Hamlet being unaware of eavesdroppers. Drama students will also find this useful in considering interpretation and characterisation.