Monday, December 5, 2011

Ben Crystal a Hit in HAMLET in Reno

Here's a strongly positive review of Ben Crystal as Hamlet from the Reno Nevada Sagebrush.

Here's more from the Reno Gazette-Journal. 

Congratulations to Ben for this success!

Ben is playing Hamlet in this production as preparation for playing John Donne in the Virtual Paul's Cross re-staging of Donne's Gunpowder Plot Sermon.

This seems to me good preparation. After all, Hamlet and Donne had lots in common.

Both were most frequently depicted wearing black, both were cynical about the state of the Court, both were given to self-dramatization and impulsive behavior, and both were obsessed with death.

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