Two of my favourite literary works. Imagine my surprise then when last week these two great forces met.
On Monday I went to see the NT’s streamed performance of Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Not the best Hamlet I’ve ever seen- you’d have to go a long way to beat David Tennant and, back in the day, Ian McKellan, but the great pleasure for me was hearing the words . Little did I know that I’d be hearing at least some of them on Coronation Street when Mary and then her (probably)new beau played by Ted Robbins say:
There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio.
Serendipitous or what? Can’t recall who the script writer was but I do know that two of the script team are old boys of the school where I taught and of that I feel very proud.