Hamlet Video Comparison
"To be or not to be, that is the question" (3,1,56) that the different directors must ask themselves when choosing the design of their play. The tragic play, Hamlet by William Shakespeare, has had many interpretations from the single script. Directors Derek Jacobi and Franco Zeffirelli have both directed the same play, Hamlet, yet the differences in the renditions of the play emphasize different aspects. In the nunnery scene, the differences between the two versions' setting, camera angles, and characterization accentuate the different points the directors are trying to present.
In Jacobi's version of Hamlet, the setting is appears to be happy and uplifting. The nunnery scene takes place in a well-lit 19th century castle. The bright appearances contrast the depression and sickness that the characters of the play feel.…
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