Obsessed with his role-playing, even as he rebels against it, Hamlet may be the most self-conscious poseur in English theater. It's a part ready-made for mannerism, which is perhaps what attracted Ethan Hawke to the material. Consequently, downtown filmmaker Michael Almereyda's slimmed-down, updated version of the Shakespeare tragedywith Hawke in the title roleis stylish, funny, and smart . . . but... More >>>
By photo: Larry Riley
"No, I wanna be Hamlet": Hawke and Schreiber face off.