I went to the watch Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet last night, filmed at The Barbican Theatre. Good drama, and a reminder of schooldays when I last read the play. It’s interesting we still don’t know the real identity of William Shakespeare. I noted he clearly had knowledge of Satanic Cults.
Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world: now could I drink hot blood,
And do such bitter business as the day
Would quake to look on.
Perhaps some Tap Bloggers have thoughts on this topic.
The movie ended with Cumberbatch making an appeal on behalf of Syrian refugees, demonstrating in his vivid description, that hell is still breathing out its contagion. It was as if Hamlet had been captured by the politico-military agenda – as has everything else. Satan is working his way to fomenting war all over the world, and the theatre’s as good a place to do that as anywhere else. (One theatre from another as it were)
Jennifer adds –
I’m afraid I studied Elizabethan drama quite seriously at one time, and was certain it was the ‘Swan of Avon’ who wrote the plays. But as you’ve just seen Hamlet, Tap, you may recall the ‘What a piece of work is man’ speech – which sounds very similar to the Neoplatonist Pico Della Mirandola’s ‘Oration on the Dignity of Man’. This is very advanced Hermetic philosophy for a humble actor.
And there again in The Taming of the Shrew, there is clear knowledge of trauma-based mind control, such as would have been used by the elites in their ‘Imperial Conditioning’. Again not something that be commonly known around the South Bank. Yes, he was in the King’s Company of actors, but that only means he was essentially a servant.
And the Sonnets were clearly written by a nobleman. It’s got to be Sir Francis Bacon.
Only you can’t say that around here, because there’s too much business invested in the town, and in academia, – and I used to work at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre!