For Hamlet, the Rest is Never Silent

Queried in an interview about his various portrayals, Richard Burton said, “You cannot play Hamlet … only attempt it.”

Jay Michaels
The PassionPit
Published in
11 min readMay 8, 2020

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And attempt we have.

Sir John Gielgud played Hamlet twice in his life and directed one of the more historic productions of the 20th century — the one featuring Richard Burton…

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Jay Michaels
The PassionPit

Prof. Jay Michaels lectures on communications & media culture nationwide. He is executive director of Channel I — an indie theater & film network of programs.