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‘Who’s There?’ Britain’s Twenty-First-Century Obsession with Celebrity Hamlet (2008–2018)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  04 September 2020

Emma Smith
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University of Oxford
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This article considers the impact of celebrity on productions of Hamlet. It does so through reference to the Hamlets of David Tennant (2008), Jude Law (2009), Benedict Cumberbatch (2015), and Andrew Scott (2017), and aims to analyse how textual choices, staging and marketing are influenced by a new target audience.

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Shakespeare Survey 73
Shakespeare and the City
, pp. 184 - 202
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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