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Theatre Royal : Hamlet single work   review  
Issue Details: First known date: 1867... 1867 Theatre Royal : Hamlet
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An unenthusiastic review of Mr Anderson's portrayal of Hamlet. The reviewer states that, while the actor's interpretation of Hamlet is that he was mad, he gives this idea too great a prominence at the expense of Hamlet's more subtle character traits. For example, the reviewer suggests that in the speeches where Hamlet laments the death of his father 'a tone of dignified sorrow would be sufficient, without those convulsive gulpings' more suited to a 'lower style of acting'.

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    y separately published work icon The Ballarat Courier no. 70 Thursday, 29 August 1867 Z1767971 1867 newspaper issue 1867 pg. 2
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  • Hamlet William Shakespeare , 1600 single work drama
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