25 September 2011


It is pretty much impossible to overstate how much I loved the Independent Shakespeare Company's production of Hamlet, though people who have to deal with me in daily life will tell you I've been giving it a pretty good try. For everyone who wishes I would just shut up about it already . . . I will draw about it instead!

This is my best attempt to mimic the style of Tron Mai, who unfortunately doesn't seem to have a blog or website to which I can link for an example, so you'll have to take my word for it. It seemed a natural fit.

Hamlet was already my favourite Shakespeare play, so I can't say this production converted me, but it is now even more my favourite, because, and I cannot all-caps this enough, IT WAS AWESOME. I wish it weren't such a cliche so I could say 'the text came alive!' and have it actually mean something, but . . . really . . . they found so much life and humour that you would not expect in a famously long and morose play about a depressed prince taking a long time to get around to killing his uncle. I am thoroughly looking forward to anything they put on in the future.


Amanda said...

These are great! I really like the style you've done them in.

Clio said...

Holy crap these are so good. And so true!!

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SteventheThorn said...

Hamlet is one of my favorites as well. Your style and color on these drawings are great. I'm very impressed.

Those renditions of the characters are hilarious. Is that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern with the brown suit/red converse and yellow shirt?

Tealin said...

Yup, that's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. They were fabulous. (As was everyone.) I can take no credit for the interpretation of the characters or the style, as the former is entirely the ISC and the latter Tron Mai (or as best as I could fake it) – I am but the thread between the two!