Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

THE KNOWLEDGE; Choose Your Own Hamlet and Call Barbie for IT Advice

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

THE KNOWLEDGE; Choose Your Own Hamlet and Call Barbie for IT Advice

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SWEET PRINCES

Billed as the Hamlet of the decade, the National Theatre's new production stars the brilliant Rory Kinnear (son of actor Roy, godson of Judi Dench, and M's assistant in the more recent Bonds), which is all very well, but ES has some rather more adventurous casting proposals for the Prince of Denmark... (nationaltheatre.org.uk)

Jenson Button

With his helicopter trips, lavish parties and love of willowy girls, Button already lives like a prince. And with the Grand Prix slipping from his grasp, he'll be a prey to self-doubt. A few diction classes to relieve him of that West Country drawl and he'll be ready for his soliloquy.

Prince William

Wills also lost a parent in an suspicious incident, has a surviving parent who was quick to take a new partner and faces a long wait for the throne. Plus he is ambivalent about his betrothed (get thee to a nunnery, Kate!). A prince among princes.

Nick Clegg

His has been a journey from privilege and self-confidence to delusion and doubt. Does Dave really like me? Do I have any friends left? Alas poor Nick is as racked as any tragic hero. Plus he is an actor, recently playing a prince in a 2006 pantomime.

Chris Martin

A troubled soul, both combative and poetic ('your skin, oh yeah, your skin and bones/turn into something beautiful' - what a lyric). Martin would make a great Dane: all stroppiness and Wittenberg graduate neurosis (he studied at UCL). And Gwynnie was born to play Ophelia.

Brainy Barbie

Barbie has a CV as long as her waist measurement is small; she has enjoyed 124 careers to date, including as a vet and a rock star, but her latest is possibly the most unusual. After polling all her Facebook and Twitter friends, Barbie has decided to become a computer engineer. Yes!

Geek is finally chic. …

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