With the imagery put into motion we can try and pick apart how certain people might view the play being portrayed and choose what best suits our expectation of this tragedy. Other things that only film has been able to present to us is the various camera angles, a setting that isn’t restricted to a stage and an audience that can be reached anywhere in the world. Also who is casted and how they will be dressed is crucial to the success of the movie although sometimes overlooked during the production process. Some movies represent these elements of mise-en-scene in an excellent matter such as the Kenneth Branagh version of Hamlet, while others would seem to disappoint my expectations for a great re-visualization of our suicidal hero like Micheal Almereyda’s Hamlet staring Ethan Hawke. Admirably though every Hamlet film to date has its own unique style, something that will please all audiences, with its unique pros and cons.
One of the constant ideas in either case is that the interpretation follows many of the original themes and ideas such as racism, misogyny, and jealousy. Both films take different approaches to recreate the play and in doing so have significant similarities and differences. Oliver Parker takes Shakespeare's play and recreates it for the big screen, but stays true to the original plot to appeal mostly to those who appreciate Shakespeare's work. Although there had been scenes removed and scenes added in that were not in the actual play, Parker attempted to make the adaption of Othello more like a movie while still retaining critical details. For example, Parker used the vow between Iago and Othello in a more dramatic light by drawing attention to the fact that the two are growing closer with staging.
Comparison of Ethan Hawke and Kenneth Branagh's Versions of Hamlet Modern day directors use a variety of methods to hold ones interest. Ethan Hawke and Kenneth Branagh’s created versions of Hamlet that shared some similarities, but ultimately had many differences in respects to an audience’s appeal. An appealing movie is one that has an alluring ambiance and an intellectual stimulus. With these two movie versions, a setting and a mood forced an audience to acquire specific emotions, but Ethan Hawke’s version generated emotions more strongly and effectively. Also, these movies had extremely different uses of music and visuals, but both movie versions incorporated them well for the ambiance it tried to obtain.
The other inspiration i want to use is dual story lines, where we act out two Story lines to the audience without telling them when we are in one storyline or the other. I got the idea for this from the film Donnie Darko, where everything you see is not what is happening but what is in someone's head. These inspirations hopefully will help me to achieve my aims firstly by connecting with the audience directly through the participation it brings them right into the play and makes them much more emotionally involved than they would be just watching a piece of drama. Secondly by confusing the audience that may not seem usual but in this piece we felt it would help to make them think about the piece of drama by splitting the drama into dual storyline it makes the audience pay complete attention to try and understand what is going on in the piece. These two aspects together should succeed in capturing the audiences attention for the full duration of the play as well as involving them emotionally with the characters.
The two main characters - Hamlet and Claudius, are also created very effectively. Shakespeare uses them to play off each other and create two 'false' characters and opinions about each one. This is very skilful, but as examined, the portrayal of Hamlet's double personality is not as good as Claudius', and so it decreases the impact of his entrance into the play. Later on though, when he is developed, it becomes evident that he is a person who is the protagonist to Claudius' antagonistic ways. This means two very powerful men have been created, ones that the audience can both fear and respect, yet sympathise with at the same time.
When comparing the written story of Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, and the video representation by director Franco Zeffirelli, noticeable differences make each version unique. Reading Shakespeare 's version of Hamlet cannot have as strong of an impact as Zeffirelli 's representation because of a weak protagonist, dull scenery, and comparably subpar exposition. The characterization in both works presents a different interpretation of personalities as well as interpersonal relationships between players. Having a visual translation of the scenery helps to create a picture of where the story is actually taking place. Shakespeare 's structure of Hamlet isn 't bad, however, the reader of this play could benefit from the extra scenes of the film and more detail within conflicts that the personas endure at Elsinore Castle.
Among these directors are Baz Luhrmann and Zefferelli, who both felt motivated enough by this play to turn it into a film. Some aspects of the two resulting creations were very similar, but in other ways very dissimilar, and the two directors approached their task in very different ways - and this is what I want to study. ====================================================================== The opening of a play is very important. It makes the reader decide whether he or she wants to read on, gives us our first impressions, and most importantly, it introduces the characters and sets the scene for the rest of the play. So, when writing the opening of "Romeo and Juliet", Shakespeare takes care of all these points effectively.
The lines have been re-arranged. We see this when Banquo says his lines after the prophecies where in the text he says them before the prophecies. Another example is when Banquo actually says line... ... middle of paper ... ...e just as effective, if not more so. The two versions are very different mainly because of the media that they have been designed for and also because of the time at which the films were made. 'Macbeth on the Estate' raises issues about bringing Shakespeare to different audiences.
There are many aspects that go into writing a fabulous play. Shakespeare was not only a genius at writing plays, but he was also an artist. He was a master of his time and focused on using these important aspects as much as possible! One of the most important things that Shakespeare used in his tremendous play writing was plot development! Matt Teel states “Most good stories start with a fundamental list of ingredients: the initial situation, conflict, complication, climax, suspense, denouement, and conclusion.” It is really important to make the plot development as badass as possible to get the audience’s attention.
He wanted to depict and present certain aspects of the play itself within costumes, props, and most importantly, set design. This is what I shall focus in on to begin with. Brook wanted effectively to create a blank canvas for his actors to work within, and thus did not create any set so to speak: "For setting, he offers a daz... ... middle of paper ... ...ed play, nothing seems unreal, nothing seems as if it could not exist within our own world and thus the dark components of A Midsummer Night's Dream become such an integral part of Brook's production. Brook's adaptation of this classic was one that shook the theatre world, and one that strayed away from the conventional uses of the stage and did so incredibly effectively. With this production, theatre took a new turn in exploring something that is not perhaps there at first sight, but can be there very vividly when looked at that little bit closer.