Shakespeares Hamlet in Franco Zeffirellis vision

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Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in Franco Zeffirelli’s vision A contemporary approach to this famous tragedy is like an introspection into your own life, including past, present and future. It represents an eternal and fundamental dilemma of the human being which can be associated with visiting a magic museum in which you can see yourself reflected in multiple paintings, different, opposite but unique. The play embodies superior melancholy, life and death, never ending questions about man's purpose in this world and not only. It makes the connection between the unseen world, it deals with mystery starting from nowhere and slowly developing into revelation. The signs of future lie in the remote past passing through present and aiming to future. Hamlet is the supreme embodiment of man's perfection. His is the beloved son who attracts his dead father's energy. He is entitled to solve this mystery, to restore the law of the Great Mechanism. In most translations from books to movies, producers sacrifice certain elements to narrow the focus and make the film unique to his style. All productions, except Kenneth Branagh's, cut certain elements and the use of film techniques, compared to the Victorian stage plays, allows different dramatic developments in the story. While Branagh's choice was to present the entire play in an absolute and exquisite language, Zeffirelli chose to compress it for the screen. Each choice has its merits, thus I think it's a mistake to compare the 2 versions. Retaining the originality to the dialogue in the text, Zeffirelli’s “Hamlet” is still unique to the director's vision. Most important, the director's interpretation of the story works well in developing the depth of each character. Although he cut some essential parts from the play, he used his own style and created an amazing tribute to Shakespeare. He edited parts of the movie and

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