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Hamlet: the Nunnery Scene
Director Gregory Doran and actor David Tennant discuss the 'nunnery scene' from 'Hamlet'. They explore Hamlet's motivation and the meaning of some of the lines. This clip features extracts from the from the televised version of the 2008 RSC production of 'Hamlet'.
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.
Find further resources at: www.bbc.co.uk/hamlet/.
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