Watch: Battle of the Hamlets with Benedict Cumberbatch, David Tennant, Prince Charles ETC

April 25, 2016

Hey folks — This is brilliant:

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Yesterday was the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. To mark the occasion, the BBC broadcast a live event from the Royal Shakespeare Company celebrating the Bard’s work. A highlight of the show saw several esteemed actors battle it out over the best way to deliver the famous “to be or not to be” speech from Hamlet. And guess who was amongst them…

Yes, following on from his box-office breaking run as the Prince of Denmark last year, Benedict Cumberbatch took to the stage alongside a whole host of thespians like David Tennant, Ian McKellen, Rory Kinnear, Judi Dench… Tim Minchin and, even stranger, Prince Charles himself! See the sketch below:

Shakespeare Live can be viewed online (for UK residents) over at BBC Iplayer.

Shakespeare and Sherlock fans might also be interested to know that TV movie The Hollow Crown:Richard III, which will feature Cumberbatch as the hunchbacked…

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One Response to “Watch: Battle of the Hamlets with Benedict Cumberbatch, David Tennant, Prince Charles ETC”

  1. Pat Merrell Says:

    More than brilliant… the best and the greatest.


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