Vine yourself reading a little Hamlet on Twitter

I figure either you know what this means already or you’re not interested.


Replay: Here’s a fun vid of members of the Hobbit cast (not including Richard Armitage, sadly) performing the “to be or not to be” monologue from Hamlet. They did this as an add for the New Zealand Festival two years ago.

And, just for giggles, I thought I’d read the beginning of the monologue to you from my sofa. Picture is of the real Servetus. I’m no thespian, and it’s hard when you’re taping yourself. I stopped partway through because, frankly, I have never been able to say “who would fardels bear” out loud without giggling. (And yes, I know what it means.) When I recited this to my students — it always came up during the section of the course on Renaissance individualism, where we discussed the meaning of suicide and the burdens of life in relationship to the emerging self  —  we always had a bit of a laugh at that point, I’m afraid. I think I’d rather listen to Richard Armitage do this.


~ by Servetus on May 20, 2014.

7 Responses to “Vine yourself reading a little Hamlet on Twitter”

  1. My friends and I used to do this in high school, but back then there was no record or sharing of the evidence. 🙂 Part of the game was that we had to do it from memory.

    Richard is definitely better.


  2. You are brave to tape yourself, I hate how I sound. I think my recorded voice is high pitched to what I hear myself sound like. The reason I never leave a voice mail to the home phone, no one but me checks the voice and I never want to hear myself.


    • Oh,I undrstand you so very well,Katie 🙂
      PS: Peter Hambleton is my favorite interpreter…wish I could see more of his work. Thanks for the links,Serv.


  3. Reblogged this on Better a witty fool.


  4. Great to hear your voice!


  5. Great to hear you !


  6. Thanks for the nice comments! 🙂


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