Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

WHAT THE OTHER CRITICS SAY; Superb: Hamlet and Ophelia

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

WHAT THE OTHER CRITICS SAY; Superb: Hamlet and Ophelia

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Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH

WHAT THE OTHER CRITICS SAY

Michael Billington, Guardian: "This is a Hamlet of quicksilver intelligence, mimetic vigour and wild humour: one of the funniest I've ever seen."

Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph: "Tennant isn't in the pantheon of the great Hamlets yet. He delivers the great soliloquies with clarity, but he doesn't always discover their freight of emotion."

Paul Taylor, The Independent: "I rate Tennant very highly, but I wouldn't put him in the absolute front rank of contemporary Hamlets, or not yet, at any rate."

Quentin Letts, Daily Mail: "He is memorable, quirky, handsome in a fey, underfed sort of way. The awkward truth, however, is that for all the stage door excitement and box office success, this is not the greatest Dane."

Benedict Nightingale, The Times: "Tennant is restless, curt and mocking when he needs to be, affectionate when he can be, and, apart from an occasional tendency to gabble, pretty impressive. …

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