Friday, February 8, 2013

Only tangentially geeky, I know.

I just watched an episode of a show on PBS called Shakespeare Uncovered. It's interesting premise is to have someone who has actually been involved in the subject play of that episode such as an actor or director be your guide to an exploration of the history of the play and its continuing appeal to audiences. What makes this tangentially geeky? One of the episodes tonight was on Hamlet with David Tennant, the 10th Doctor, as your guide. Tennant starred as Hamlet in a BBC production with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2009 with Patrick Stewart as Claudius and Hamlet's father's ghost. See? It's related after all.