HAMLET….and THE STREET

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.

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