Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet
Benedict Cumberbatch, the famed British actor who seems to delight in taking on the part of cerebral introverts (Sherlock Holmes, Alan Turing…) is tackling a new challenge this fall as he adds his name to the impressive roster of actors who played Hamlet.
Setting his steps in those of Laurence Olivier or, more recently, Jude Law, Cumberbatch is already courting controversy (or rather, the production he’s playing in is...)
Since the production has been sold out since March (so no regrets, it was long before we knew the play would be set this year!), there’s no need to worry unduly.
Until we can catch snippets of it, the best bet is to go back over the past productions discussed in the introduction to our edition (from p. 95 onward).