Saturday, 23 October 2010

Hamlet at the Crucible, Sheffield

Last weekend I saw Hamlet at The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. It was a very strong and emotional, spooky and chilling performance. I've been communicating with one of the cast (who runs a blog on the life of an actor) and sent him the print shown below as a thankyou. Yes, inspired to make a print just on the strength of a play!
I'm glad he liked it, and so did the rest of the cast apparently. The cast included: John Simm as Hamlet, John Nettles as Claudius, Barbara Flynn as Gertrude, and not forgetting Alexander Vlahos as Barnardo (and top blogger).
The print is 23x23cm and was created quite quickly to express the vitality and emotion of the play.
The scratchy lines and the roughly applied aquatint tones at the bottom right have opened up my desire to be more free and expressive in my work.

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