As I may have mentioned, I'm doing--teaching? conducting? overseeing? not sure of the verb--an independent study on Shakespeare this semester. The student is a theater major who's studied Shakespeare before and is particularly interested in the translation of plays to film, so we've been reading plays (obviously) and then watching cinematic versions of them. Fine. So but now we're watching a couple of different versions of "Hamlet," since there are so damn many and it's a play that s/he likes a lot. Again, fine.
Only! I am evidently inept when it comes to Netflix, which means that I have fallen behind and we've had to schedule a double meeting for next week--I had to cancel a meeting when a film didn't get here on time. (Actually, it's even more complicated than that--stemming from at least three different Netflix failures--but I can't reconstruct the whole sequence.)
Which means that I have to watch two Hamlet movies this weekend.
And of course they are the LONGEST Hamlet movies.
So I get to have a seven-hour Hamlet-a-thon between now and Tuesday morning.
I watched Hamlet last weekend, too.
Is it okay to be kind of sick to death of Hamlet?