Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Shakespearean Awards

I've always been a pretty dorky dude. In my pimply adolescence, for instance, Shakespeare's plays replaced Doctor Who as my favorite stories. So the 15-year-old dork still in my psyche really wished he could see David Tennant play Hamlet in London last month.

But I'm even more surprised to read the news that he won an award from the London Critics Circle for "Best Shakespearean Perf" for his Hamlet yesterday. He shares it with Derek Jacobi (for Malvolio in the Donmar's Twelfth Night). Most of my surprise, though, is learning there's an annual award for Shakespearean performances. Londoners see so much Shakespeare, this is actually feasible!

That sound you hear is my teeth grinding in envy.

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