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Watch Chiwetel Ejiofor's 'Hamlet' From Documentary 'Why Shakespeare?'

Shadow and Act By Courtney | Shadow and Act November 4, 2012 at 1:10PM

This morning I was reading up on actor Ira Aldridge (Adrian Lester is playing him in a new stage production at the Tricycle theater in London - see Sergio's announcement HERE), and I stumbled upon this video of Chiweter Ejiofor performing Hamlet, from Lawrence Bridges' 2005 documentary Why Shakespeare?, which featured similar performances, as well as reflections on the Bard, from the likes of Tom Hanks, Michael York, Martin Sheen, Julie Taymor, William Shatner, Bill Pullman, Michael Richards, Christina Applegate, and of course Chiwetel Ejiofor, and a few others.
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Chiwetel Ejiofor In 'Othello'
Chiwetel Ejiofor In 'Othello'

This morning I was reading up on actor Ira Aldridge (Adrian Lester is playing him in a new stage production at the Tricycle theater in London - see Sergio's announcement HERE), and I stumbled upon this video of Chiweter Ejiofor performing Hamlet, from Lawrence Bridges' 2005 documentary Why Shakespeare?, which featured similar performances, as well as reflections on the Bard, from the likes of Tom Hanks, Michael York, Martin Sheen, Julie Taymor, William Shatner, Bill Pullman, Michael Richards, Christina Applegate, and of course Chiwetel Ejiofor, and a few others.

The National Endowment for the Arts comissioned the short 20-minute work, which is embedded after the Chiwetel excerpt. I thought it would be a safe Sunday post, since we rarely do any posting on the weekends.

First here's the captivating Chiwetel doing Hamlet:

And here's the full documentary film:

This article is related to: Chiwetel Ejiofor


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